'Sundowns can even win without coaches'


Jabulani 'S-Curl' Mendu believes Mamelodi Sundowns can win the PSL title unbeaten, and reckons they don't even need their three coaches.

Masandawana have looked unstoppable this season as they have not experienced defeat in the 16 DStv Premiership games they have played so far.

The former CAF Champions League winners have won 10 games and drawn six and are sitting on top of the log with a five-point gap between them and second-placed Supersport United.

Sundowns have also broken their own record for the club's longest unbeaten run in all competitions, which currently stands at 20 matches.

"I think Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu can still give Sundowns a run for their money," the former Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder tells KickOff.com.

"Obviously everybody is talking about Swallows, but the pressure is too much for them. You can see they are no longer the same, they are chopping and changing the team because now the pressure is getting to them.

"And I think the acquisition of Benni McCarthy at AmaZulu has changed a lot. Golden Arrows are doing well, can they compete for the league? I don't think so. Cape Town City are nice to watch, exciting players, but consistency is going to cost them the league."

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Mendu continues: "Pirates, SuperSport and AmaZulu are the only ones who can disturb Sundowns but it's going to take a lot because Sundowns are a well-oiled machine.

"Sundowns can even play without coaches and still win. Every player knows what to do at Sundowns. I feel bad for other teams. Can they win the league without a loss? Of course they can, it's possible. I mean they are changing the team week in, week out but it's like they are still using the same players.

"Not taking anything from Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego, however I think the credit must go to Pitso [Mosimane]. I think if Gavin [Hunt] can be given a chance at Chiefs, he can do the same. If Benni McCarthy can be given a chance at AmaZulu, he can do the same.

"But ya, it's going to be difficult to catch up with Sundowns. Technically, tactically... everything favours Sundowns. Other teams are not consistent. What's important in football is consistency."

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