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Former Mamelodi Sundowns players confused that co-coach is the main source for Masandawana

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Phelelani Mpangase believes the relationship between coaches will be critical when Downs take on Orlando Pirates. Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and coach Steve Komphela have a very close relationship with coach Mandla Ncikazi on and off the field. 

Looking at the game between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, I think it is going to be one of the most exciting clashes as always. Considering the fact that it also a game of best friends, they know each other very well and that will play a huge part in deciding the game," Mpangase told the Siya crew.

He's right, if you can watch all the 3 previous games we played against Sundowns. They were pressing us high, making it hard for Pirates to actually circulate the ball.

Sundowns are very patient with build up, have good combination play and they are very good with triangles, and Pirates... they play a transition game. I believe it will be a very good game," he explains.


I still believe that Sundowns will beat Pirates because of not having their best players that has been consistent, especially in the midfield, Ben Motshwari will be missed. We are tired of being disrespected by these guys from Tshwane , this has to come to an end this coming weekend , Pirates must stay focused from the first whistle till the last whistle.

In simple English, Hlatshwayo is their biggest weakness. Its no longer a secret everybody knows if you want to beat Pirates put pressure on Hlatshwayo and play all ball in his direction make him work overtime and he will crack.

Football doesn't have therefore, Sundowns won 3 times against Pirates last season, be that as it may , it doesn't guarantee Sundowns a win on Saturday. Pirates is a big team and has improved from last season so what i can say is that this wil be a tough game for both teams. 


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