Kaizer Chiefs out to humiliate Mamelodi Sundowns

Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has bemoaned the lack of competition for Mamelodi Sundowns in domestic football.

Sundowns bagged all three of the domestic trophies on offer last term, including their fifth straight Premiership title.

Khumalo said he was frustrated watching a season unfold in such a predictable fashion.

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He feels that the other teams and top talents need to do more to compete with Sundowns.

“I have a simple question for you: How does it feel to watch your opponents walking up to the podium to receive awards while watching them on television?. There are individual and team awards,” Doctor Khumalo wrote in his latest Soccer Laduma magazine column.

“I still wonder how it feels to watch opposition players and teams collecting awards while sitting in your lounge and watching them on television? Once again, I really hope that someone will show up and challenge Sundowns next season.

“The more players and teams raising their hands next season, the better it will be for our football. That’s how the game will be interesting and catch everyone’s eye. Everyone will start getting more interested in the game.”

Doctor Khumalo

The 2021/22 DStv Premiership season was one to remember – particularly if you’re a Mamelodi Sundowns supporter! Photo: Backpagepix

Kaizer Chiefs are the only currently active PSL club other than Sundowns to win the Premiership in the last years and their last triumph came in 2015.

Bidvest Wits lifted the trophy in 2017 but the club sold their franchise in 2020.

Sundowns have won 12 of the 26 Premiership seasons contested and sport a huge lead over the Soweto Giants who each own four PSL trophy wins.

The Brazilians have become incredibly dominant in recent years winning the last two league titles by 13 and 16 points, whereas the first three league wins of their current sequence were achieved by five points or less. 

While Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are most likely to mount a challenge, there are also ambitious clubs in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal who would love to shift power in SA football.

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