Why Sundowns will maintain dominance


A South African football legend has given his assessment on Mamelodi Sundowns' dominance in the Premier Soccer league.

Pitso Mosimane is the second-longest-serving coach in the PSL era after Jomo Cosmos owner Jomo Sono.

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'Jingles' was appointed as Sundowns’ head coach on 2 December 2012 and extended his contract for a further four years last week, with club president Patrice Motsepe claiming he wants Mosimane to become their Sir Alex Ferguson.

Former Bafana Bafana and Masandawana midfielder Bennett Mnguni believes Mosimane's longevity at Sundowns is a key factor that separates them from the likes of Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United, who have all changed coaches more than twice in the last four seasons.

"You look at Sundowns and other teams, you can easily see that they are still going to dominate the Absa Premiership," Mnguni tells KickOff.com.

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"Other teams specialise in changing coaches and players while Sundowns still have half if not more of what they had when Pitso took over."

Mosimane has managed to keep his job for the longest period, followed by Gavin Hunt who has been with Bidvest Wits since 2013. Mnguni believes extending his stay with Sundowns will keep The Brazilians ahead of the rest.

"Extending his contract means the team will still be on top. You can be assured of continuity and togetherness," he declares.

"Unlike other teams, where you see changes almost every season."

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