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By unknown | Oct 27, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

Was it a case of a house divided against itself cannot stand when Mamelodi Sundowns fell to Bay United on Saturday?

The Brazilians were knocked out of the Telkom Knockout by Absa Premiership newcomers courtesy of a scorcher by Gareth Ncaca in the 13th minute, and for the next 77 minutes, they could not recover from that blow.

Coach Trott Moloto, who will be working under the tutelage of a world-class manager shortly, offered no excuses after 90 minutes.

He sharply dismissed an observation by a journalist that his decision to employ Siboniso Gaxa and Dillon Sheppard in unfamiliar positions was "strange".

Some clear instructions were not followed and mistakes were made, Moloto said.

"Chances were just not taken today. I needed an attacking midfielder, and therefore gave Gaxa that role. With my squad depleted with injuries, he gave us support going forward," said Moloto.

The difference from Sundowns midweek performance against Amazulu was glaring, as they seemed to lack motivation and purpose, especially in the second half.

There was much whooping and hollering coming from the United dressing room, and when coach Vladislav Heric was finally dragged away from it, he gave thanks to the weather gods first.

"We are used to playing in these [wet] conditions back home, and other than that, the players did what I had expected of them," Heric said.

On his tactic of employing Cyril Nzama in midfield, Heric said it was to subdue Lerato Chabangu, a job the veteran performed with aplomb.

"He did excellent today. He stopped Chabangu completely on the right hand side and he still was still effective going forward.


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