Manqoba Mnqithi, the co-lead trainer of Mamelodi Sundowns has disclosed why they chose to give midfielder Andile Jali the commander's armband for the MTN8 triumph over Golden Arrows. The choice was without a doubt an astonishment to one and all.
"We required somebody with an officer attitude, somebody who could push and electrify the group forward and I should he had a generally excellent game," Mnqithi pointed at the post-match public interview.
Mamelodi Sundowns made a major stride towards lifting the MTN8 Cup that has escaped them for the beyond 14 years by beating Golden Arrows three-nil in Pretoria. Objectives by Peter Shalulile, previous Arrows player Divine Lunga, and youthful Neo Maema saw Sundowns keep one more perfect sheet in another ruling exhibition.
Andile Jali was named Man of the Match for the second match in succession as Sundowns saw off the harpless Arrows. Mentor Mnqithi let it be known was not a simple choice to give the armband to Jali.
"We have such countless players that have been commanders previously. We thought about Peter, we considered Zwane and Kutumela however eventually, we figured it is great to give him(Jali) and I thought he merited that man of the match grant around evening time," said Mnqithi.
Indeed, even the mentor of Golden Arrows conceded he was amazed by the line-up that Sundowns put out for the second leg of the MTN8 semi-last.
"I mean on the off chance that we plan for them like this and, they arrive in an unexpected way. On the off chance that they can put a line-up like that and play the manner in which they did then it implies they are a group that is as yet improving," deplored Lehlohonolo Seema after the game.
Jali and the relentless group from Chloorkop will get back to the association where they will confront Swallows FC who actually have their lead trainer, Brandon Trutter on uncommon leave.
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