Manyama: We deserved Sundowns win

2016-10-31 16:58
Lebogang Manyama (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City playmaker Lebogang Manyama admtis their tactical set-up worked perfectly during their 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

Manyama's brace was enough for Eric Tinkler's side to record an impressive Premiership win over the newly crowned Champions of Africa, and the former Ajax academy graduate feels they were well worth their points.

"Obviously this [Sundowns] are the number one team in Africa and you have to give them the respect they deserve, we had a plan to let them have the ball with their centre-backs's rather than opening us up through the middle and it worked for us," he said after the game.

"We knew they were going to attack as they always push players forward in attack, but we were always up for the counter - we were patient, but lucky we took our chance and we could have had more. That is football and we learn from these things.

"A lot of credit also has to go to the coach, it is not only the players - he told us to believe in what he was planning; we did and it worked. 

"We played the number one team in Africa, I personally, though, never stopped believing - I knew we would get our chances and it worked for us. Let's enjoy it, but we have another big game coming up in midweek."

Manyama has scored three goals and registered a single assist in seven league games this season.

Meanwhile, Cape Town City will welcome Bloemfontein Celtic to Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday for an Absa Premiership clash.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


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