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Rulani Mokwena happy with his side’s 2-2 draw against Amazulu. Image: Twiiter @masandawana

Mokwena happy with Downs play despite draw

Mokwena said his side played very well despite Amazulu coming from two goals down to force a 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening.

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Rulani Mokwena happy with his side’s 2-2 draw against Amazulu. Image: Twiiter @masandawana

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena is happy with how his side despite being held to a 2-2 draw against Amazulu on Wednesday night.

The two teams shared the spoils following an entertaining DStv Premiership encounter.

Mokwena’s said took advantage of Usuthu’s defensive errors in their own half.

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Downs dispossessed Larry Bwalya of the ball in the twenty fifth minutes of the first half which allowed Bongani Zungu to net the first goal and Peter Shalulile doubled the lead in the second half. The home team found their way back into the encounter and managed to put two past Ronwen Williams as both teams walked away with a point apiece.

Mokwena praised Amazulu’s fighting spirit

“AmaZulu were a worthy opponent, they came from 2-0 down and it was a good game of football, I am sure everyone enjoyed it. It’s not good for the coaches because it’s tough, but these were not the results that we wanted, but there’s a lot of positives and some good minutes for a lot of players.” he said after the match.

Mokwena admited that his side missed a lot of chances which could have won them the match.

“We created a lot of chances today, normally we rotate the team like this and then there’s no fluidity and we don’t play. Today we played very well with a lot of changes, we had good rhythm and good passes especially because we started off so well.”

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Sundowns coach said that even though the results have let him down, the dedication and labor of the players was evident in the match.

“I am disappointed with the results, but there are more positives than the disappointments. The disappointment is there for sure, but the positives of how we scored the goals in open play, how we had some very good transitions and created chances.”

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“We had really good chances, Jody [February] pulled off a very big save from Mshishi, [Thabiso] Kutumela got the chance to put Gaston through, [Abbubaker] Mobara had a little flick and it changed the direction of the ball and it’s a big chance if the ball goes through.

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Gaston [Sirino] played Peter through and he slipped at the last minute inside the box, if he didn’t slip I think we all know what the story is. This group fights, they give their best and I am very proud of the players and their efforts.”

Mokwena’s charges get back into action on Saturday when they lock horns with Marumo Gallants in the DStv Premiership.

Sundowns are already champions having wrapped up the DStv Premiership last month.