Nyandoro likes perfect start

2010-10-14 14:18
Esrom Nyandoro (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Esrom Nyandoro wants Mamelodi Sundowns to continue their blistering start to the season by sinking Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

The Brazilians have collected maximum points in all four of their league encounters thus far, but face their biggest test in the form of the Buccaneers.

Ruud Krol's men will be buoyed by their successful MTN8 campaign, which saw them lift a major trophy after a seven-year drought.

But the Sundowns skipper is eager to see his team-mates keep up their flawless start to the season at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

"Neither team has lost a league match since the season kicked off, but the Sundowns players are hoping to walk away smiling on Saturday," Nyandoro said at the club's open day.

"This season has been one of the rare occasions where we find ourselves on top of the log having won four games in a row.

"They got a good lift from getting some silverware and they have managed to produce a decent outing. They have top players - especially in midfield - who have begun to click and work together as a team."

Pirates will be missing a key player in the form of Isaac Chansa, who is suspended due to the totting up of yellow cards.

But Nyandoro does not feel the absence of the Zambian will be a big blow for Bucs.

"If they are thin in midfield, then the same would apply to us, because Papi Zothwane might not recover in time to be part of the squad that plays Pirates," he said.

Meanwhile, Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela is finally hoping to open his account against Krol's side. 'Killer' has been in sensational form over the past year and is keen to keep hitting the back of the net.

"I have scored two goals in four games and it's not bad at all. There will obviously be pressure but I will just keep working hard and sticking to the basics," he concluded. 



Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Du Preez key to Boks' success
Cheika taking it one game at a time
Cotter: 'No beer bribe for Samoa'
England lost trying to copy All Blacks
17 October 2015
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
Wits v Jomo Cosmos, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Black Aces, FNB Stadium 20:15
18 October 2015
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Moruleng Stadium 15:30
20 October 2015
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Jomo Cosmos v Kaizer Chiefs, Olen Park 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.