Absa Premiership

Komphela: Sundowns can be caught

2017-02-27 10:15
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns put in a dominant display in beating title rivals Bidvest Wits 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday, however, Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela believes that the current CAF Champions League holders won't run away with the league.

Chiefs, who themselves were held to a 1-1 draw by a dogged Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium, moved into fourth position on the PSL log just one point off leaders, SuperSport United.

"It's all about pressure, we've got to win our own matches and put pressure on them, Komphela said.

"They need to win all their remaining games in hand, whether it is possible, yes it is possible. Can they do it? Yes they can, but they still have to do it.

"So we just have to be in a position where we win our own matches, and put pressure on them. They're always going to have suspensions, that is a dynamic in football. Some players will lose form, that's another dynamic, they are not machines. Then unfortunately a few of their players will pick up injuries, this happens in football.

"Now based on all these things, are they lucky enough to survive all those things? If they are then that (winning the league) will happen but if they face those disruptions....then we will cross that bridge when we get there," Komphela concluded.

The Glamour Boys have now gone seven matches without defeat, including five victories in a row.

Chiefs next will face Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday and will go into the clash in a confident mood having found a rich vein of form.

Kick off is at 15:30.


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