In the upcoming clash between South African football giants, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, all eyes are on one man – Zakhele Lepasa.
The Orlando Pirates striker has been in scorching form, netting an impressive five goals in his last four competitive matches.
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As both teams prepare to face off at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mosa Lebusa has revealed their strategy to stop the free-scoring Lepasa.
Mamelodi Sundowns Reveals Plans To Stop Zakhele Lepasa
Lebusa, speaking to reporters ahead of the highly-anticipated Dstv Premiership match, stated, “We will try to make sure we cut the supply to him and make sure that we don’t give him a chance.”
It’s a strategy that suggests Sundowns are well aware of the threat Lepasa poses and are determined to nullify it.
The key to stopping a prolific striker like Lepasa often lies in disrupting the service to him.
This involves tight marking, effective pressing in midfield, and limiting the opportunities for through balls or crosses into the penalty area.
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By denying Lepasa the ball in dangerous areas and closing down passing lanes, Mamelodi Sundowns hope to blunt his goal-scoring prowess.
His ability to find the back of the net consistently is a testament to his skill and clinical finishing.
His recent goal-scoring streak has elevated him to the status of a top-tier striker in South African football.
Thus, it’s no surprise that Sundowns are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to halt his red-hot form.
As the footballing world eagerly awaits this clash of titans, it’s not just about Sundowns’ defensive strategy but also the response from Lepasa and the Orlando Pirates.
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Will they find ways to feed their star striker and keep the goals coming, or will Sundowns succeed in their mission to stifle his impact?