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The highly skilled strategist has been studying Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele, who will be desperate for a win against Masandawana.
Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena has identified Baroka FC’s dangerous men ahead of their clash against PSL on Wednesday night.
Masandawana will look to secure their fifth consecutive win in all competitions when they host Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
Mokwena singled out the Goodman Mosele quartet, Richard Mbulu, Tshidiso Patjie and Thami Masiya as the players, who could harm the Sundowns.
“Mosele is doing good for them, giving them that security against the back-fours and Mbulu with physicality and a set piece threat,” Mokwena said. Sowetan On Wednesday.
Of course, Masiya and Patjie are their most important players with speed and frankness to be able to play behind defense and cause threats with second balls. We have to make sure that we try to maneuver and work on that. ”
Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele is winless in their last five competitive matches, but Mokwena feels that Thoka Matsimela’s team is still a good team.
“The baroque has been very interesting to analyze. We have entered their matches … the Nedbank Cup against Cape Town Spurs [which they lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw post extra-time], “he continued.
“We have entered [their game against Kaizer] Bosses [a 1-1 draw]and we have entered [their game versus] Cape Town [another 1-1 draw].
“They are doing a very good job because the identity of the team is very clear. Structurally, they have a system in place, which you can choose from in the 4-3-2-1 formation and they are very consistent regardless of personnel. ”
Mokwena has analyzed Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele and found that it is not a team based on the possession of coach Matsimela.
“Statistically, they are not a team that spends a lot of time on the ball, they average about 40% ball possession,” added the former interim Orlando Pirates coach.
“They are in the top 10 in the league in relation to the number of innings to the area, very direct from the centers and getting into the area.”
A Sundowns win over Baroka will see the PSL champions open a five-point lead at the top of the league standings.