Habas: Sundowns eyeing title

2010-09-23 09:25

Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Antonio Lopez Habas says there is a growing belief that his side can win the title this season.

The Brazilians made it four wins from four games in the league when they overcame Santos 1-0 on Wednesday evening.

Katlego Mphela's stunning strike just before the interval was enough to ensure the men from Chloorkop maintained their perfect start to the season.

"Santos are a tough team to play, they are very defensive," he said after the game.

"But because we scored a goal they were forced to change their game plan as they were forced to come out and attack. This then gave us the chance to create more chances."

Sundowns face Soweto giants Orlando Pirates in their next league tie and the Spanish-born mentor is under no illusions of the size of the task awaiting his side.

He continued: "Our focus is now on the next game which is against Orlando Pirates and we have to train hard for that one.

"The team must now believe that it is possible to win the league.

"We want to win the league but there is still a long way to go, we have only played four matches and their are 26 more to go," he concluded. 


  • Thabs wa Khetis - 2010-09-23 10:04

    Too early boss....u still have 5 games that u are going to loose.......

  • Boerseun - 2010-09-23 10:47

    The Bucs will be a hill too high.

  • Boerseun - 2010-09-23 10:48

    The Bucs will be a hill too high.

  • xolisa - 2010-09-23 11:38

    Ha ha ha all is well for madawana so far, chiefs & pirates can say what ever they want to say it's up to long as we win our game

  • mayaka - 2010-09-23 12:36

    if Sundowns can keep up their record for atleast 9 games without a loss , i would say they are title contenders . maar well done Sundowns keep up the good work .

  • LOZIO - 2010-09-23 14:20

    u wil say dat when u r on ur way 2 spain after loosing 4 games in a row.

  • Sean Pillay - 2010-09-23 18:11

    I have been a "Downs supporter since Marabastad Days".......this is our YEAR...

  • Aubrey Stown - 2010-09-23 23:22

    Halala Masandawana Halalaaaaa: For our players, "keep on keeping on" Masandawana-Fan's anouncement: "we are flying all the way to glory and our Sundowns-Jumbo-Jet is on gear 4 and the fifth gear is called Olando Pirate,please wear your T-shirts"

  • Mbesu - 2010-09-27 08:43

    Don't get ur hopes too high Masandawana, there's still a long way to go. shappa Mabhakhaniya shappa

  • Siphiwe - 2010-09-27 10:13

    When coming to the league, the principles of delayed gratification and patience being the virtue should take precedence. Steady but sure gents! Forward Sandawana forward!!!!!!

  • S'the - 2010-09-27 11:11

    Well done Habas, one game @ a time - u will be there soon."they will alwayz critisize us"

  • Pelepele - 2010-09-27 13:42

    pierats is nothing. even their players knows that they are our daily bread. so theres nothing to worry about..

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