Friday Feb 21, 2020. 13:00
Former Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy says Kaizer Chiefs remain in the driving seat despite dropping valuable points in their pursuit of Absa Premiership glory last weekend.
The Amakhosi’s lead atop the league standings was cut to just four points on Wednesday evening as Mamelodi Sundowns continued their climb up to PSL table standings with a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.
Orlando Pirates’ sixth league win in succession leave them just two points below the Brazilians, ahead of the much anticipated Soweto Derby next weekend.
This all makes for an exciting end to the season with SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits to also fancy their chances of winning the 2019/20 league title. .
“Chiefs is in the driver’s seat,” McCarhty is quoted as saying by the Sowetan Live.
“But (Mamelodi) Sundowns and Orlando Pirates aren’t out of it.”
“The PSL is exciting. It is heating up.
The Bafana Bafana all-time leading goal scorer added: “It is definitely more interesting than the (English) Premier League. The Premier League is a one-horse race.
“Teams will run each other down. Chiefs will drop points. Pirates will drop points. Sundowns might still drop points.
“With Sundowns playing in the CAF (Champions League) quarterfinals‚ their focus might shift from the (domestic) league. Supersport (United) and (Bidvest) Wits are still in it.”
“Five teams still in it,” the former Blackburn Rovers striker concluded.
Liverpool currently occupy a 22-point lead atop the English Premier League standings having yet to lose a game this season.