Johannesburg - Former Kaizer Chiefs and Santos coach Sergio dos Santos believes
the level of football played in the Premier Soccer League is improving
Dos Santos enjoyed a long and fruitful career as a player before
taking over the reigns at Amakhosi and then the People's Team, and the
now National First Division coach believes the South African game is
improving every year.
"I would say that improvements have been made in terms of the
clubs in the middle of the league," he told the PSL's official website.
"It's good to see teams like Free State Stars and Celtic doing
well. Certainly Moroka Swallows as well, and under Muhsin Ertugral,
Golden Arrows are showing great improvement.
"These teams are showing good improvement in terms of
organization and structure. Another side who have showed a remarkable
improvement are AmaZulu under Roger Palmgren."
Looking at this season's current title race, Dos Santos has
written off Kaizer Chiefs' chances of challenging for the league and has
tipped SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns to be the ones left
battling it out for the crown come the end of the campaign.
"For me the favourites are SuperSport and Sundowns. SuperSport
under Gavin Hunt have come back In style after last season's struggles.
Hunt knows exactly which formation to play, which players to field in
specific games," he added.
"Sundowns under Johan Neeskens are producing some exciting
football through a professional approach. They still have the same free
game, but look very well organised and their football is well
"What sets them apart is their depth - they are able to bring a
player off the bench that is as good as the player he is replacing.
"I feel Kaizer Chiefs are not meeting expectations - they are not
as big as a threat as they should be. I believe their squad is a bit
short in certain areas and that they are missing some players."