Absa Premiership

Mphahlele: More pressure at Chiefs

2016-09-05 10:00
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele admits that the demands at Naturena are greater than those at former club Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former Sundowns captain parted ways with the Premiership champions to join Amakhosi on a free transfer during the recent off-season.

Pressure is already mounting on the Chiefs players and coach Steve Komphela after losing their two opening games of the season.

The 26 year-old says the supporters at Chiefs have high expectations, especially after a disappointing campaign last season.

"I think it's different because at Sundowns there's pressure, but more from the inside - from the coaches and the staff saying, 'Guys, we need to win'. From the outside, there isn't as much pressure as there is Chiefs," Mphahlele told KickOff.

"Definitely. One might ask why I would take a step back by joining a team that finished below Downs, but Chiefs is a big team.

"Whether it's bigger than Sundowns, I don't think I have the license to say, but it's a big team based on the structure and history of the club, as well as the fan-base."

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