- Mamelodi's Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has said that the team is determined to win the MTN8 trophy this season
- Mngqithi said that he has asked the "gods of soccer" to help the team secure the competition
- Sundowns have not won an MTN8 competition since 2007 when it was still called the SAA Supa8
The Brazilians co-coach, Manqoba Mngqithi, is determined to help his team win the MTN8 trophy this season. Sundowns have not won the trophy in 13 years after getting their hands on it in 2007 after a 1-0 match with Orlando Pirates at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
The hopeful co-coach said that the entire team shares a hunger to get their hands on the trophy - from the players to the management as well as the president and the board. He also said that he has prayed to the "gods of football" to help the team finally win the MTN8.
“We are in the same boat and we want it and we ask the gods of football to be with us so we can win this. To be honest with you we have been fighting for this trophy‚ we have been trying our level best to find out why we can’t win this one," he said.
Manqoba, who is coaching alongside Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela, has previously been able to bag the trophy for his team at the time, Lamontville Golden Arrows, during which they beat Ajax Cape Town a whopping 6-0.
In other Briefly.co.za football news, Kaizer Chiefs are set to play Maritzburg United this Sunday, 18 October, and Chiefs fans are divided on who should start as the goalkeeper. The toss-up is between veteran soccer player Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi.
A tweet by @Cellular_ZA sparked the conversation on the social networking site. Cellular spoke about Gavin Hunt "starting his job with Chiefs" this weekend and proceeded to raise the question as to who should start.
Fans are divided on the app as some believe Khune is the choice while others think Daniel should be given a shot. @shimza_24 wrote:
"Khune can marshal his defence. His leadership is needed in the team, aii those defenders don't take Akpeyi seriously because of his voice mahn."
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