Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes Orlando Pirates have a great chance to win the league this season.
Pirates are currently sitting at the summit of the log after accumulating 50 points so far. Sundowns are third, six points behind The Buccaneers with two games in hand.
The Brazilians are set to take on Baroka FC in Polokwane on Saturday before taking on Chippa United at home next week Tuesday.
With his team also facing the possibility of being docked points after being found guilty of fielding illegible player Wayne Arendse against Bidvest Wits last year, Mosimane believes the trophy could go to Houghton this season.
"I think Pirates have got a good team to win the league to be honest, and fairly. Fairly they can win it, fairly. That's what I believe, they can win the league straight," said Mosimane.
"Maybe next year Sundowns will win the league. Let's try next year," he added.