Komphela: Will we hit 60 points?


The Amakhosi mentor says the log currently illustrates the competitive nature of the South African topflight.

Baroka are leading the way with 17 points from 10 matches - two points ahead of closest challengers Golden Arrows, Cape Town City and Bloemfontein Celtic.

Chiefs, Chippa United and Orlando Pirates are a further point of the pace, just two points ahead of mid-table Mamelodi Sundowns, who boast games in hand.

Platinum Stars are propping up the standings with seven points.

"Well if you look at the log, nobody gets free points," said Komphela when asked about his team's return of 14 points from 10 games following a goalless draw with Polokwane City on Tuesday.

"It's very tight and I don't know how far it will go. Are we going to get to a 60-point mark, which is more of your usual mark? Or will we get to 53 or 54 like the rest of the other seasons?

"It's quite tough. It's not easy to pick up points in the Absa Premiership lately."

Wits won their maiden championship last term with 60 points from 30 matches.

Sundowns destroyed their rivals by acquiring a PSL record 71 points the season before.

Chiefs were likewise dominant when they bagged 69 points in 2014/15.

Downs pipped Amakhosi to gold by two points in 2013/14 with 65 points.

The Glamour Boys clinched honours in 2012/13 with 57 points.

Orlando Pirates lifted the trophy twice with 58 points in 2011/12 and 60 points in 2010/11.

SuperSport United won three straight championships without hitting the 60-point mark in 2009/10 (50 points), 2008/09 (55 points) and 2007/08 (54 points).

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