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Reasons why Rulani Mokwena thinks Vilakazi had a hand in their loss to TS Galaxy

Following their loss to TS Galaxy on Wednesday night, Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena expected a hard season for his team and assessed Sibusiso Vilakazi's effect.

Masandawana were defeated 1-0 by Galaxy in their second Premier Soccer League game of this season, with Lefa Hlongwane scoring in the 34th minute at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane.

"What else is there to say? 70% ball possession, 18 opportunities, four major opportunities, and then two opportunities "Mokwena explained.

The one they obtained during a transition and another one with Vilakazi and Ronwen Williams one-on-one, but comparatively very little.

The season will be quite long, so let's go on. Football is a game of winning matches; there is no time for losing them. As coaches, it is our responsibility to do so.

The team needed to be more prepared because too many of our players were having trouble with the touch and intensity of the game throughout today's performance.

The former Orlando Pirates assistant coach believes that Vilakazi, who recently joined Galaxy from Sundowns after working out with the PSL champions in preseason, had the information that enabled the Rockets to defeat Masandawana. Vilakazi recently joined Galaxy from Sundowns.

The game is one of those, one of thirty games, "Regarding Vilakazi, who played for Masandawana for six seasons during which time they dominated South African football, Mokwena noted.

"Not an effortless one against a team with excellent coaching, and it was evident that Vila's presence in our training sessions during the entire preseason—a very smart, intellectual person—played to their favor.

He has too much information, and they were aware of our team's shortcomings to a 150% degree.

Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs will now square off at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday in a Gauteng Derby match.

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