Saturday Jul 30, 2022. 11:28
Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi boldly predicted who his club’s rivals will be this season and mentioned that the new Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates players will need time to gel.
The PSL season is fast approaching, with Sundowns being the team considered to be the benchmark of South African football.
Speaking ahead of the 22/23 campaign, the Downs mentor said that there are teams that will fight for positions higher up the log, as he identified his side’s challengers.
“I think other teams still have to fight from position six maybe to position three,” Mngqithi said during the DStv Premiership launch, as per Times Live.
“Others still have to fight from position five maybe to position three.
“The teams that are direct competition at this stage, for me, are Cape Town City, Stellenbosch and Royal AM.
“Those are direct competition and they are processing very well as the seasons go by.
“For me, I expect them to cause a lot of problems.”
“I fully understand that Pirates have signed quite a lot of good players and Chiefs have signed a lot of good players, but I also understand that it takes a bit longer to get the team to gel when they’ve got a lot of new faces.”