'Downs ahead of Chiefs and Pirates'


Mamelodi Sundowns legend Roger Feutmba feels rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs can’t compare themselves to the Absa Premiership champions at the moment, as they are away ahead in terms of achievements.

Sundowns beat Free State Stars 1-0 over the weekend to clinch an unprecedented ninth PSL title, their fourth under the guidance of coach Pitso Mosimane.

Since Mosimane’s first full season with Sundowns in 2013/14, the club has won a trophy in every campaign. They’ve won the league title four times, the CAF Champions League and Super Cup, as well as the Telkom Knockout and Nedbank Cup. Sundowns have also been to the FIFA Club World Cup.

Pirates have not won a title since lifting the Nedbank Cup title in 2014 with Vladimir Vermezovic at the helm, while Amakhosi last lifted a trophy when they won the league title in 2014/15 with Stuart Baxter in the hot seat.

“They are ahead of those teams Chiefs and Pirates because of what they have achieved for many years, not just now. If you take into consideration our era and after that Sundowns have still been doing,” Feutmba tells KickOff.com.

“But I must say Orlando Pirates did very well this season. They managed to perform very well and I feel they were in a stage of renewing their team. So for me I feel they did well, so I just feel they need to work harder because Sundowns won this league because they were consistent. I will never blame a team that is rebuilding and for them [Pirates] to compete until the end is good and we have to congratulate them.”