Former Moroka Swallows head coach Gordon Igesund knows better than most that Swallows FC are more than capable of winning the title.
Brandon Truter's side currently sit second on the table, level on points with league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns after Tuesday's win over Cape Town City.
Igesund, who led the Dube Birds to the MTN8 trophy and narrowly missed out on the Absa Premiership title on the last day of the 2011/12 season, has been very impressed with Swallows chairman David Mogashoa's style of management.
"First of all, they need to be congratulated on what the team is doing at the moment. I'm very impressed and I'm very happy for them because I've got a very soft spot for Swallows as you know," Igesund tells KickOff.com.
"I'm very happy for David as well, the chairman. David is very professional, I like his attitude, I like the way he does things. I had dealings with him before you know, just when they were still in the National First Division trying to get promoted.
'I can see he's fully behind his coach, he's fully behind the players and that's always a good recipe to have a strong performance. I don't think David will put too much pressure on anybody because it is what it is. And you know they're not talking about winning championship, they just going along doing their job playing each game as it comes."
View all of Swallows' new signings for the 2020/21 season
"They've got some experienced players, they've made some very good signings," Igesund continues. "The team is looking hungry, the team is looking like they want to do something. They looking like they're trying to send a message to everybody that Moroka Swallows is back and here to stay."
"I really do believe, because I'm a believer that anybody can win the league. I know that they can win the league because I've done it myself. I've done it myself exactly with Manning Rangers, I've done it myself exactly with Santos, I've done it myself exactly with Moroka Swallows when 10 minutes from the end of the game we were the champions. So you talking to me, I know exactly what I'm saying.
"But it's still a long way to go, they need to continue doing what they're doing. I do think they can go all the way. I also know it's not easy. I'm not saying they must win the championship, but they are doing really well."