Nyandoro tips Sundowns to up their game

esrom_nyandoroPRETORIA -- Zimbabwe midfielder and Mamelodi Sundowns captain Esrom Nyandoro said last week he was not convinced with his teams start to the season despite beating Mpumalanga Black Aces in their opening game. (Pictured: Mamelodi Sundowns captain Esrom Nyandoro)

Nyandoro, who was named man of the match in the midweek 2-0 victory over Black Aces, said Sundowns had not performed to standard which he said was partly because the team was still trying to adapt to the methods and style of new coach, former Bulgarian star Hristo Stoichkov.

It was not a good match by any standards. What we wanted to do was get the three points and get the confidence back. However, to be honest it was not a good performance from us. We can do better than this, he told media after the match.

We are trying to adapt to the new coachs plan and we had some players joining us late. We are trying to get together and play well. I hope in our next game we can improve.

Sundowns play Orlando Pirates in a potential thriller scheduled for next Wednesday at CocaCola Park.

Pretoria-based Sundowns, who are also known as the Brazilians because of their famous gold and blue kit, had one of their worst campaigns last season when they finished trophy-less and a distant ninth on the 16-team Absa Premiership.

This led to the club firing French-born coach Henri Michel and a number of players put on transfer.

Nyandoro, who has played at two African Nations Cup tournaments, is tipped as one of the key players to help the team restore its pride.

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