Absa Premiership

Manyama: We didn't fear Sundowns

2017-03-07 09:39
Lebohang Manyama (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - In-form Cape Town City captain Lebohang Manyama has revealed the Citizens were fearless against Mamelodi Sundowns last Friday.

The 26-year-old attacker was a match winner for City once again when they defeated the Brazilians 1-0 in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Athlone Stadium.

Notably, the win took the high-flying Mother City-based outfit to the summit of the Premiership log.

The Thembisa-born player outlined that they studied the reigning champions and were aware of what to expect during the 90 minutes.

Manyama also extended his praises to his hard-working team-mates, citing that their heroics are not a result of his individual brilliance, but as a collective team effort.

"What can I say? This is not only about me as an individual," said Manyama.

"I have a bunch of team-mates who work hard behind us - the attackers. They give us the freedom to go forward. And obviously we knew that we were playing against the best team in Africa.

"We had to give them all our respect, but at the same time we didn't fear them.

"We knew what to expect from them, we had to be patient until we scored. And we were rewarded for our patience. But again we have worked together as a unit."

Meanwhile, Sundowns brushed aside the weekend defeat and went on to cruise past Mariveni United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Monday evening in a Nedbank Cup Round of 32 clash.

Cape Town City will face Acornbush United in their Nedbank Cup encounter on Sunday in hope of qualifying for the next round.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

 

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