JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns’ wing-back Thapelo Morena acknowledges that they have to start taking their chances upfront if they are to dominate top-flight football this season.
On Saturday, the Brazilians lost 2-0 to Baroka FC in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals. That loss ensured they lose out on the second cup competition this season as they had already missed out on the MTN8.
Morena and company will now turn their focus to their Absa Premiership title defence as they welcome Free State Stars at Loftus Versfeld tonight (7:30pm).
Although they are the only team that’s yet to lose in the league so far, their performance has been disappointing. After eight matches, they’ve only won three and drawn five.
“We’ve been working hard as the defensive unit and that starts from the two (strikers) upfront,” he said about their four clean sheets in the last six matches. “But like I said, our biggest problem has been creating chances that we don’t convert (into goals).”