'Malajila always scores against AmaZulu'

JOHANESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila always scores against AmaZulu, so says Brazilians coach Pitso Mosimane.

The Zimbabwean netted his eighth League goal in a 1-0 defeat of Usuthu on Tuesday night, as Downs closed the gap on leaders Kaizer Chiefs to 10 points, but with a game in hand.

Malajila, who also has nine assists in all competitions, joined Lehlohonolo Majoro, Moeketsi Sekola and Puleng Tlolane at the top of the Absa Premiership scoring charts.

"[Malajila] scored the most important goals and I think he likes playing against AmaZulu," Mosimane says.

"In fact, I think he has scored about eight goals in six games against AmaZulu and he always scores AmaZulu.

"In saying that, it must been heart-breaking for the coach [Steve Barker] because the team works very hard and they fight but you have to persevere and keep going."

'Jingles' says he expected a tough tie against their opponents, who are fighting for their survival at the foot of the standings.

"It was a difficult game and I just told the guys that in this game the difference was one goal.

"I knew we will get one chance, but we usually don't take our chances and we got one and we took it.

"Okay, I think Teko [Modise] should have scored when he hit the post but you have to win even when chances are hard to come by.

"But the result at this moment is what matters." – KickOff

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