Absa Premiership

Booth backs 'Downs for title bid

2015-09-21 16:30
Matthew Booth (File)

Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Matthew Booth is confident the club can still challenge for the title this season, despite a rough start to the campaign.

The former Bafana Bafana international believes the Pretoria side has consistently had the best team in the Premiership for at least a decade and praised management for not bringing in too many new players in the off season.

"Like I said before, Sundowns have had the best squad in the league for the last 10 years," Booth told Goal website.

"The good thing this season is that they did not make a lot of changes in terms of bringing in new players.

"I'm pretty confident that they can turn their season around and challenge for the league title," he continued.

However, for the Brazilians to achieve this lofty aim, Booth believes head coach Pitso Mosimane needs to keep the egos of a number of squad members in check and slated the appointment of Ramahlwe Mphahlele as captain.

"Well, I'm not part of the team any more, but players get big salary which could obviously come with egos and I feel it's the one problem that the coach should work on," the 38-year-old added.

"I also do not understand how Mphahlele was made captain of the team, but he has impressed me so far and I feel his development will continue playing more regularly alongside experienced players.

"However, I do not understand how he was made captain, and for me it's not a correct decision," Booth concluded.

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