Tyson: Every game a must-win

Premiership

Sundowns restored their 10-point lead at the top of the table for the time-being, following a 2-0 victory over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United on Tuesday evening, with Wits set to play their game in hand away to Polokwane City next Wednesday.

The Chloorkop-based outfit are currently on a run of 22-games unbeaten in all domestic competition, dating back to mid-September last year, however, Hlatshwayo remains confident that Pitso Mosimane’s side can still drop points in their remaining eight league matches.

“They are doing well, but you can see that Bongani [Zungu] is not there. Hlompho [Kekana] and Bangaly [Soumahoro] have been doing well, and I saw it yesterday,” he says.

“I still think they are a team that you can punish because SuperSport did get opportunities in the first half, which they just couldn’t convert, and they pushed knowing well that you can’t leave Khama[Billiat] and [Keagan] Dolly alone.

“They are guys I’ve played with and I know what they are capable of doing at any given time, so I think they can drop points.”

The stocky central defender says The Clever Boys need to collect 27 points from their remaining nine games if they are to stand any chance of pipping their rivals to the title.

“We have to win every game if we want to continue fighting to catch Sundowns, but if not then they would have done what [Kaizer] Chiefs did last season,” adds Hlatshwayo.

“Obviously we’ll feel bad and go back and look at the points that we dropped against [Mpumalanga Black] Aces and [Bloemfontein] Celtic, which will be sad for us.”

Wits next host Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday.

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