ODG backs Chiefs over Downs for title


Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama has thrown his weight behind Kaizer Chiefs to beat Mamelodi Sundowns and go on to lift the 2019/20 Absa Premiership title.

Highlands succumbed to a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening, with the hosts having celebrated their 50th anniversary in style.

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The result saw Amakhosi re-open a six-point gap at the summit of the log table, with 14 rounds of fixtures still to play.

Just prior to the post-match press conference, Da Gama was overheard whispering to Ernst Middendorp that he wishes Chiefs would take the league this season.

Asked for his sentiments, the former Orlando Pirates mentor explained why he believes one of the Soweto giants winning the league is better for South African football than when any other team does.

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“I always say, if Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates win the league... Sundowns have won it a number of times now, but if one of the Soweto giants do it, it just augurs well for South African football,” responded Da Gama.

“The amount of work that goes into this brand of Kaizer Chiefs is just unbelievable, it’s mindboggling. So I definitely think it would be good for South African football [if Chiefs win the league this season].

“I think I can say, hopefully they have a clean bill of health and the consistency continues, and I believe the Kaizer Chiefs players have got the mentality to go all the way. And we wish them all the best.”

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