Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi is baffled by the fact that the mighty Sundowns are not winning domestic cups despite their quality.
Despite winning 4 league titles in 6 years, Sundowns have only managed to win 1 Telkom Knockout title along with 1 Nedbank Cup titles and Mngqithi has since expressed his concern regarding their lack of domestic cup victories.
“To be honest‚ for a team like Sundowns it is unacceptable not to win these cup competitions‚” said Mngqithi.
“We have won the Telkom Knockout once but if you look at the number of years we have been here‚ you will say we deserve to have won the tournament maybe twice or thrice.
"We have also won the Nedbank Cup once but the MTN8 has eluded us right through. It does concern us‚ even though they are not the major trophies that we want to win.
"But who should stop Sundowns from winning these trophies? We are just unlucky. I remember last year in Cape Town we played against Cape Town City in the MTN8 and we conceded a goal that we should not have conceded.
“This year in the MTN8 we had stories again against SuperSport United and it was unfortunate that we did not win that one.
"It is just a pity because we would like to win every competition we play in because we do have the team to win these competitions. Sometimes you say that maybe cups are meant for certain clubs because God wants to balance the equation.
"There are teams that always do well in cup competitions and at times you will never see them in the league. Unfortunately at times we win and at times we don’t win. It will be nice if one season we can win all cup competitions and the league but at times you must not be too greedy.”