Rivals bemoan Downs' unbeaten run

Premiership

DStv Premiership sides’ failure to beat Mamelodi Sundowns is making life difficult, according to a SuperSport United midfielder who has opened up about their ambitions.

Sundowns are favourites to bag a record fourth successive league title and the R15-million cheque come May 29 as they lead the log by six points while still having two games in hand.

The Brazilians, in spite of their CAF Champions League and Nedbank Cup commitments, are certainly making it difficult for their rivals to have a sniff at pole position, with Golden Arrows, AmaZulu, SuperSport, Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC all looking to contest.

Webber, who is enjoying his first full season without disruption at Matsatsantsa, is of the belief that the race is still open for them but concedes that teams' failure to beat Downs is a slight problem.

"I think we started the season very well, because we ended on 30 points by the half-way point of the season and that was the goal we set for ourselves," Webber tells KickOff.com.

"To win the league is basically 58 or 60 points, so that's the final goal – that's 10 points every five games. So, that's how we've broken it down and we were on par.

"But Sundowns are not losing [laughs]. So, it's going to be very difficult to catch them but I do think we can still challenge for the league, yes."

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