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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was frustrated by his side’s failure to make the most of the chances Sekhukhune United afforded them in their 1-1 draw on Saturday.
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Sundowns coach laments wasteful finishing after more dropped points

Manqoba Mngqithi was frustrated by Sundowns’ failure to make the most of the chances Sekhukhune United afforded them.

Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was frustrated by his side’s failure to make the most of the chances Sekhukhune United afforded them in their 1-1 draw on Saturday.
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Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was frustrated by his side’s failure to make the most of the chances Sekhukhune United afforded them in their 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Sundowns took the lead just before half time with Peter Shalulile again on the money.

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However, just after the break Linda Mntambo snatched an equaliser and Sundowns could not break them down again.

Sundowns coach laments wasteful finishing

Mngqithi felt that Sundowns lacked composure in front of goal in the first half and could have killed the game off in the first 45 minutes.

“Ja the way we conceded was very disappointing, considering how many opportunities we fluffed in the first half because of anxiety and rushing in the final third,” Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.

“When there were so many holes and gaps inside the box. We made a lot of a meal with the chances that we got but I think we played very well under the circumstances.

“But very unfortunate not to get the results in a game like this.”

The coach was disappointed that his side let in a goal they could very easily have avoided which left them in a position to be frustrated.

“I think in the second-half they came with a very good mentality to press from the top and unfortunately from our restart we made a meal out of it and capitalised,” Mngqithi continued.

“But otherwise they did not create a lot of chances because they were now sitting in but we did not break them down as much as one would have wanted.”

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The result leaves Sundowns three points adrift of early pace-setters Amazulu.

Sundowns are at home to Stellenbosch FC during midweek ahead of the start of their defence of the MTN 8 crown at the weekend.

Tshwane rivals SuperSport United await Sundowns in the MTN 8 quarter-final.