Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane gives Kaizer Chiefs a chance to win title as ABSA Premiership enters into last round of matches

Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane has given competitors Kaizer Chiefs the chance to win the Premier Soccer League title for first time in many years as the ABSA Premiership enters into last round of matches.

Chiefs have struggle to lift the league title in almost five years now but this season could be a turnaround for Ernst Middendorp’s side where destiny to do so are in their own hands ahead of weekend league games.

That’s when the beat Baroka FC on Saturday, irrespective of other results with much emphasis on Mamelodi Sundowns results, to lift this season’s Premiership trophy.

Sundowns can also lift the title when they beat Black Leopards at home depending on defeat on Chiefs- which the permutation looks very likely given Amakhosi’s recent poor results since resumption of the ABSA Premiership.

Despite, the chances on average talk remain equal for both Chiefs and Downs to win the league this season. However, going by recent form, the Brazilians look favorites for the title following their impressive 3-0 victory over Polokwane City last Wednesday.

And having their boss Mosimane accepting that fact, the South African trainer also gave Chiefs the chance to lift their first title in many years.

“You have to give also a chance to Chiefs,” said Mosimane during the post-match interviews after the 3-0 win over Polokwane City.

“They have not won nothing in the last six years or five years. They are a big team. They deserve something to be honest and they fought for it.

“Its okay, you can’t win everything. You can’t be ungrateful. You can’t get everything. Of course we are fighting for everything but if you make it to the semi-finals of MTN8, you win Telkom and you make it to the final of the Nedbank Cup tournament…

“And it’s like you make it to the final of the league now, really that shows you are a team of substance and credibility.”

Chiefs were in hot form before the sudden outbreak of coronavirus disease halted South African football but have been over powered by Downs after restart of the ABSA Premiership.

Whiles, the Glamour Boys have won only once in their last five league games, the Brazilians have grabbed three victories, only being led by Chiefs on top of the table from goals difference.

In terms of points build up, Mosimane’s side have bridged the gap on Chiefs with 56 points each.


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