Cape Town - Maritzburg
United defender Kwanda Mngonyama, who was the man of the match during the 1-0
victory against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night, said he was delighted by the
manner in which his team dismantled the Soweto giants.
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When the second half of the season started, Chiefs were in a
commanding position in the league standings.
However, during the past five matches, the Glamour Boys have
struggled under pressure and Mngonyama is proud to have contributed to their
"They are on top of the table and we were able to derail
what they call 'a Gautrain'," said Mngonyama after the potentially season-defining
While it is true that the win has now enhanced Mamelodi
Sundowns’ prospects of catching Chiefs at the top of the table, Mngonyama said
the most critical factor at this juncture was helping his club secure as strong
a finish as is possible this season.
The Team of Choice currently occupy ninth position in the
league standings and the chances of moving into the top eight have improved
significantly. Mngonyama said that this was ultimately the club's main
"We stopped that train and we didn't stop the train for
others but for our own benefit.
“From our side we need a top-eight position so we need these
points more than them," added Mngonyama.
Maritzburg definitely had a plan ahead of the match against
Chiefs and Mngonyama said he was satisfied with the manner in which it was
"The coach told me I must organise and talk to the guys
to press them high because I'm the one who sees everything alongside Virgil
Vries at the back," he said.
"We did all of that and they guys did listen to me so
it was a team effort."