Motsepe: It's anybody's league

Premiership

Speaking during a press conference held at the club’s Chloorkop base earlier this week, Motsepe touched on some of the key aspects not only within his own club, but in South African football as a whole.

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From a league perspective, the billionaire club boss feels there has been substantial improvement in PSL football in recent times, praising all other 15 club bosses’ “hard work, sacrifice and creativity”.

“South African football is changing, which is very important, and it’s changing for the better and good of football,” said Motsepe.

“And I must say, I always express my deep, deep admiration to the club owners and all the clubs in the PSL, because there’s a huge amount of hard work, sacrifice and creativity in making sure they develop and grow their clubs.

“Because, the issue of money has become a big, big issue, and I was saying there’s most probably seven or eight clubs in the PSL – any of which can win the Absa Premiership.”

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Motsepe added that, despite Sundowns sitting three points ahead at the top of the standings after 17 fixtures, this season’s championship is still there for the taking.

“The league is only going to be finalised at the end. I mean, there’s nothing about leading the league and meaning that we’ve won the league,” he stressed.

“You only win the league when the season is over, or when it’s clear that nobody can catch you. But it’s anybody’s league; it’s an open league.

“Of course, we are going to work very hard because, for us, we participate in every competition to do well, but more than that to win.

“And most importantly, to make sure that the owners of the club – the supporters – continue to be associated with a club that continues to win.”

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