CAPE TOWN – Mduduzi Mdantsane is loving life at Cape Town City.
The former Baroka FC skipper and Kaizer Chiefs Academy graduate is arguably in the type of his life and is flourishing underneath the steerage of City coach Jan Olde Riekerink.
Unlike at Bakgaga the place he performed 11 video games and solely netted as soon as, Mdantsane has discovered his goalscoring boots at City and has already banged in eight objectives in simply 13 matches.
Equally, he has developed a dynamic partnership in the City midfield with the proficient Thabo Nodada and Thato Mokeke with the trio creating havoc in each recreation they’ve performed collectively this season.
Mdantsane’s relationship with Mokeke is especially particular as the pair have nearly a telepathic relationship and it was on present once more on Sunday afternoon at the Cape Town Stadium when Mokeke discovered his companion with an inch-perfect go inside the Golden Arrows penalty space.
Mdantsane didn’t waste Mokeke’s reward by neatly rounding Arrows keeper Sifiso Mlungwana to place City into an all-important 3-2 lead in the second half. City finally went on to win 4-2, thereby ending Arrows’ unbeaten begin to the season.
“I think the team did well,” Mdantsane mentioned. “Arrows havent lost a game. It wasn’t easy, we worked hard as a team.
“The coach has given me a number of freedom. I’m all the time in the box and I’m having fun with myself. I’m taking part in with high gamers and they’re all the time encouraging me and making issues simpler for me.
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) January 25, 2021
“We need goals to win the game and it is important to convert. When I get a chance I need to score,” he added on his scorching goalscoring streak.
Equally, coach Olde Riekerink was happy with the character his group confirmed on Sunday.
City had raced into an early 1-0 lead and had been dominating possession, however then lost focus by conceding two set-pieces – a free kick and penalty – which allowed Arrows to wrest the initiative and switch the recreation on its head by main 2-1 early in the second half.
The Citizens, although, fought again to attain three unanswered objectives.
“I am happy with the result,” the Dutchman mentioned. “We showed we could bounce back. That was the biggest quality.
“We dominated the recreation for the first 20 minutes, we scored a objective and had after which we gave it away. Arrows are a dynamic group and I applaud them for that. They scored two objectives from set-pieces and after that we bounced again and made an important effort.”