Kaizer Chiefs’ Edward Manqele says former club Mamelodi Sundowns can still be knocked off the top of the Absa Premiership
Posted: 19 February 2016 Time: 06:47
Kaizer Chiefs striker Edward Manqele says his former club Mamelodi Sundowns might be on a roll at the moment but they can still be derailed.
Pitso Mosimane’s side has gone 15 League matches unbeaten and 19 in all domestic competitions, last losing a League match back in September against Golden Arrows.
They lead the League by nine points, but their shock defeat last weekend to Chicken Inn in CAF competition gives the chasing pack fresh hope that they can be knocked off their perch.
“Let me just say Sundowns are on form now; they are doing well but the Absa Premiership is a marathon and you never know what will happened in the remaining games,” Manqele says.
Manqele, who endured a disappointing spell at Sundowns after making his name at Free State Stars joined Chiefs from Chippa United last year, is registered in Amakhosi’s CAF Champions League squad. But he has battled for game-time, scoring just once in seven League outings this season.
“Unfortunately I haven’t won anything in the PSL,” the 28-year-old says; “But I'm hoping to win something because there is the Nedbank Cup coming up and of course, the CAF Champions League.”
And, maybe, just maybe, the Absa Premiership, if Chiefs can start making rapid inroads on the 10-point gap separating themselves – in fourth place – from Downs at the top.
Both clubs are in action on Saturday, Sundowns at home to Golden Arrows and Chiefs hosting SuperSport United in Cape Town.