Absa Premiership

Igesund: PSL title race going down to the wire

2019-03-01 12:00
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Sundowns and Orlando Pirates head coach Gordon Igesund believes the Absa Premiership title race will down to the wire this season.

Masandawana currently top the standings, leading Wits by a point but the Tshwane club does still have a game in hand on their rivals.

Orlando Pirates find themselves in third place, three points behind Sundowns, while Cape Town City are also still in the hunt in fourth place.

Igesund, who is a four-time winner of the PSL title each with a different club, feels one of the top three will walk away with the trophy and also pointed to the fact that Pitso Mosimane and Wits coach Gavin Hunt knows what it takes to win a league title.

In quotes published on Goal, Igesund said: "I think this league title can go either way in my opinion. Yes, it was a big result for Sundowns against Cape Town City (3-2 win on Wednesday) because they had two games in hand.

"The pressure was mounting and they had to fight harder to get the points. It is tough to compete against teams that have points when you have games in hand, but they did well against City.

"I think the race is between the three teams: Bidvest Wits, Pirates and Sundowns. They are the teams raising their hands to say we want to win the league championship."

"I am sure (Sundowns coach) Pitso (Mosimane) knows how to handle the pressure and he will ensure that his players remain level headed, while Wits coach Gavin (Hunt) will do the same thing. These are two experienced coaches when it comes to the league race."

 

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