Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena says there is still room for improvement

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena says his side will continue to improve this season after only overcoming newly-promoted side Polokwane City by two goals.

Lucas Ribeiro opened the scoring for the Brazilians at the Peter Mokaba Stadium from the penalty spot on 12 minutes before netting a second goal from open play with 50 minutes on the clock.

Downs were reduced to 10 men late on when Lebohang Maboe was dismissed with four minutes of the match remaining but the three points had already been secured.

It was a sixth successive DStv Premiership win for the current campaign, but reflecting on the game, Mokwena admitted that the result against Rise and Shine will keep the DStv Premiership champions ‘humble’.

The head coach said in the Citizen: “Everyday I say that it could be more.

“We could score so many goals but we’ll take the two and keep working. Maybe the scoreline is good for us to remain humble and keep working hard.”

Mokwena added: “It’s for all the players, there’s some things for Marcelo to work on. Teboho has been good and consistent, Mshishi was good today and Lucas was good and he scored two very good goals. Lesiba was good when he came on.

“The defenders were good. Again, we give nothing away to the opposition, we gave zero chances so I’m very proud of the collective effort. A lot of good improvements on the performances and of course as a collective we can get better.”

Sundowns next face Kaizer Chiefs in their MTN8 semi-final first leg at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.