Abafana Bes’thende displayed good football on Saturday in Tshwane and had the Brazilians under the whip for almost the full 90 minutes during which they had many chances to score more goals but ended up winning 2-1.
Mngqithi believes his young guns should have buried the hosts under an avalanche of goals had they made use of all their chances.
“They came with one striker, Peter Ndlovu, with Godfrey Sapula and Brent Carelse in support, but their game plan didn’t work.
“With them operating with one striker upfront, they gave us more options to push more men forward.
“We should have beaten them by at least four goals to one, but my players failed to hit the ball into the net. However, they are still young and still learning, so they will improve with experience.”
Mngqithi also explained that midfielder, Papi Zothwane was absent from the game against Sundowns because of an ankle injury.