Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi admits it has become increasingly difficult for his side to win matches in the PSL.
The Brazilians looked to be walking away with the league at the
half way stage but have struggled for results in 2012 having collected
just twelve points from their last eight matches.
Mushekwi feels their opponents' defensive approach to games means
they are harder to break down, hence Downs having been unable to find
the net in their last three games.
He told the club's official website: "Things have been a whole
lot tougher for us in the second round and clubs are making it harder
for us to penetrate them.
"Most teams are always hoping catch us on a counter attack, while
some are content with only walking away with a point against us and
that makes things difficult for us because we are always facing
"We are playing good attacking football but there are no goals to
show for it, simply because teams have become increasingly defensive
against us, which means we have to capitalise on set pieces because
scoring from open play is made harder by the opponents' defensive
Sundowns are currently level with Orlando Pirates at the top of
the standings with 43 points from 23 games, but they don't play until
next week as their featured opponents Black Leopards took part in the
CAF Confederation Cup this weekend.