Mahoota picks between Bucs & Downs

Premiership

Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mashego has revealed whom he believes stands a better chance of winning the DStv Premiership between his two former clubs.

Following their good start to the 2020/21 season and the number of new acquisitions, both clubs are seen as favourites to be crowned league champions.

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'Mahoota', who used to score goals for both teams in his heyday, believes Sundowns have an edge over Pirates.

"Well for me it's still a little bit early to say who is going to win the league you see, because there hasn't been any challenge in terms of league games for both teams," Mashego tells KickOff.com.

"Pirates might kick on if they win the MTN8 and Sundowns might also win some games. But I think for me it's still a little bit too early to say who is going to win the league now. I mean Pirates have a very good team but they don't have a team with experience. I mean, a team that would know how to win a league.

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"I know you have to win the league first to have experience of winning the league. But I don't think they have enough experience in the team capable of withstanding pressure, hence I say it's a little bit too early. They might do it, but I don't think I've seen them enough to say they can win the league this season.

"But I think Sundowns have experience, they might be a little bit unstable because of what happened with the coach and now they have three coaches, that also might play a role, but like I say it's still a little bit too early.

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"Ya I mean before they [Pirates] beat [Kaizer] Chiefs in both MTN semi-finals games they struggled to win other games. It's just consistency. I mean they will come up against teams that are a little bit more organised than Kaizer Chiefs. So that's the experience that I'm talking about when I say I don't know if the players have enough experience to withstand that kind of pressure.

"I mean we all know what's going on at Chiefs and that [MTN8 score] is not surprising at all. Against other teams that are little bit organised and dangerous, I don't know if Pirates can handle that."

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