Absa Premiership

Sundowns are under pressure, says Mphahlele

2018-03-16 12:32
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele believes Absa Premiership league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns could start to feel the heat in the race for the title.

The Glamour Boys are eight points behind the Brazilians in fifth place and could yet mount a challenge with seven matches still remaining in the current campaign. 

A recent 3-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates dented Chiefs' hopes although Mphahlele takes the view that anything is possible. 

"We are chasing and it's difficult at the moment, because you have less points than the guys on top," he told Chiefs' official website.

"It's difficult (to stay on top) honestly speaking, because you know there are people behind you and they are very capable of catching you. 

"They (Sundowns) know that Orlando Pirates are behind them, Maritzburg United are there, they know we are there and Free State (Stars) are there. 

"They are human beings and they will feel the pressure to say, 'okay, we can't drop more points, because if we do these guys are coming'. 

"So as much as it's difficult to chase, it's also difficult being on top, because everybody who's playing against you wants your piece that they can beat the number one team. But [Sundowns] have the experience." 

Amakhosi welcome relegation threatened AmaZulu to FNB Stadium on Saturday, March 17.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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