Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mashego said the prospects of
his club lifting the Premiership title at the end of the season were
Sundowns, who are currently fifteen points behind Chiefs, encountered
similar circumstances last season, when Chiefs were in the driving seat
at this stage of the campaign.
However, the early Amakhosi dominance was a followed by mass
capitulation towards the business end of the campaign and Sundowns
eventually usurped them at the top of the Premiership standings.
Mashego expects this season to follow a similar script, even though
it essentially means that Bafana Ba Style will have to produce a
flawless second half.
"Yes it's true we are trailing at the moment but it's far from over," Mashego told Soccer Laduma.
"We have drawn a lot of games than we have lost and if we had won
those games we could have been talking a different story now," added
The one aspect about this Sundowns team, which makes them such a
formidable force in the Premiership, is the considerable depth within
the squad. Mashego feels that is something which will certainly stand
his team in good stead as the season progresses, especially during what
is expected to be a busy schedule in 2015.
"But with the players we have, we can change that in the new year and
do well. I know the team we are competing with now (Chiefs) is in good
form and playing well but a league is a marathon and we are still
running it. We just have to up our game in the second half and do what
we did last season and defend our title," he concluded.