After the AmaZulu game on Wednesday, Ifeel we worked hard and showed character under difficult conditions. Although we lost through a penalty, I personally think we should have returned with three points. If we continue to work hard and show commitment the way we did against AmaZulu, I believe we will win most of our games.
Buhle Mkhwanazi was sent off in the 80th minute, and we had to battle it out with one man down for the rest of the match. I was impressed by the young star Ayanda Lubelo who had his first start of the season and did exceptionally well.He must continue to work hard.
Moving on to our next match against Mamelodi Sundowns F.C this afternoon; we arrived on Thursday morning from Durban and immediately started with the preparations for the game.
We are ready for this battle and we are going for maximum points. Everyone is available for selection, except for Buhle Mkhwanazi, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Lionel Mutizwa. This is due to contractual agreements between Mamelodi Sundowns and ourselves. Mpho Maruping is out with a knee injury and Sepeke Manamela with an ankle injury.
It is always tough coming from a loss to bounce back, but we are prepared and mentally fit for this match. We cannot afford to lose two matches in a row; therefore we need to soldier on.
Our last meeting with Sundowns was in the Telkom Knockout at the loftus Versfeld Stadium, we lost the match by 1 goal. This afternoon we are hosting them at our original home ground, therefore it gives us advantage over them.
I would like to thank everyone who supported us during the AmaZulu match, especially those who took their time out to travel down to Durban to support us. The support at home has been great. We wish that everyone will continue attending our matches, and grow our support base and the AmaTuks brand.
Thank you all
Tebogo Reuben Monyai