Mnguni: Why Hunt won't stop Downs


Losing coach Pitso Mosimane may he seen by rival fans as an opportunity for Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to stop the Mamelodi Sundowns' dominance, but Bennett Mnguni believes it's just wishful thinking.

In the last eight years under Mosimane's guidance Sundowns have been transformed into a feared club in African football and have overtaken the Soweto giants' dominance in South African football.

With Amakhosi appointing the high-calibre Gavin Hunt as their new coach, it has been seen as a move that will make the DStv Premiership more competitive as he also has huge reputation in the league.

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And now with Mosimane in Egypt with Al Ahly, many believe the dominance of The Brazilians may come to an end. Not Mnguni.

"Gavin Hunt is a good coach but he still needs more time for him to stop Sundowns' dominance, it won't be as easy as it seems on paper," Mnguni tells

"Sundowns still have a huge squad with lots of talent and if they stick with their philosophy, they will keep on dominating regardless of who has replaced Mosimane."

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Mnguni insists that for Chiefs or Pirates to stop Sundowns it will take longer because of the mental strength of the players assembled at Chloorkop.

"Chiefs and Pirates players still need to manage pressure, which is another factor that has kept Sundowns strong in the league," the legend explains.

"That can't change in a short space of time. With [Manqoba] Mngqithi and [Rhulani] Mokwena still part of the team, the dominance won't stop."

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