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Mamelodi Sundowns didn't want to rely on away goal vs Golden Arrows - Mngqithi

The Brazilians welcomed Abafana Bes’thende on the backdrop of securing an important away goal in the first leg

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi says they did not want to rely on the away draw in the first leg before Tuesday’s MTN8 semi-final, second leg win over Golden Arrows.

Two first-half goals from Peter Shalulile and Divine Lunga, as well as a late Neo Maema strike earned Masandawana a 3-0 win over Arrows at Lucas Moripe Stadium to seal a 4-1 aggregate victory.

While the Brazilians already were on the front foot going into the match, having secured an away goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg a month ago, Mngqithi said they purposefully tried to win the game on the night and not sit back and defend what they had.