Sundowns coach happy team is improving

Johan Neeskens says his teams deserved their win against the University of Pretoria.

Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens says his teams deserved their win against the University of Pretoria.

JOHANNESBERG - A solitary goal by Anthony Laffor proved to be enough to sent Mamelodi Sundowns to the last eight of the Telkom Knockout.

They beat the University of Pretoria 1-0 in a one-sided match at Loftus that could have seen a lot more goals.

Sundowns Coach Johan Neeskens said his side fully deserved the victory.

"We knew it wasn't going to be an easy game, but I thought my team was the much better team to win. We created a lot of chances and unfortunately it was only 1-0."

Neeskens said despite clinching a convincing victory, he is still not convinced that his side has turned a corner following their string of poor results.

"You don't things around after one result, in the two-week break we've worked very well with the team; the team did very well and I saw a lot of positive things and I was hoping that I would see what we did in practice in the game, and I did."

In the Telkom Knockout quarterfinal draw, holders Orlando Pirates will travel to Bloemfontein Celtic. Maritzburg United will host SuperSport United; Bidvest Wits will visit Free State Stars while Mamelodi Sundowns will be away to AmaZulu.

The Sundowns coach said while his side wants to win silverware this season, he has to concentrate on the next game which is a league match against Ajax Cape Town.

"I don't want to talk about AmaZulu. I have a game coming up and want to focus on the league game and AmaZulu will come later."