Register Login Live


Cheeseboy: Pressure On Chiefs

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Lebohang Mokoena, says talk of their match against Kaizer Chiefs on the weekend being a title decider, is premature at this stage.

The two sides are both sitting on 49 points in the Absa Premiership table, but Sundowns have played two games more than Chiefs. Going into this potentially thrilling encounter, many are of the belief that the team that emerges victorious, will have a good chance of going on to win the league, but the 27-year-old believes it is far from over, and the race will probably go down to the wire. Mokoena has battled injury in his career, but has recently come back with a bang, scoring three goals in the last three games.

“Against Chiefs we want to continue our good run and we are not putting ourselves under any pressure, because we fully understand that the match is not a title decider, as believed by many. The other factor to consider is that there are still other teams still with a mathematical chance. Even if you look at the situation just from both Sundowns and Chiefs point of view, the title will still not be decided on Saturday because both sides will still have more than four matches left before the end of the season,” he told Sundowns’ official website.

He continued, “Besides we know that if we put the title talk in our minds we would be putting ourselves under unnecessary pressure, while there are far more important things we should be thinking about. Collecting maximum points from the match should be the only thing in our minds. Don’t get me wrong when I say the match won’t necessarily be a title decider because this is a titanic battle.

"It’s just that we as Sundowns players have decided to focus on what we have been doing right in the matches we have won and not on all this title talk. We know what we have to do and we are really glad that we are not the ones under pressure ahead of this match. Chiefs just come back from a unfortunate Champions’ League exit and will want to prove something.”


Top 5

Chiefs Close In On Dolly!

288 Jul 27, 2021 09:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

42 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

15 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

Neymar Names Five Players Technically Better Than Him

5 Jul 08, 2021 01:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Overseas & Local Interest In Outgoing City Striker

5 Jul 27, 2021 10:56 AM in Siyagobhoza

Chiefs To Sign Baxter Favourite

112 Jul 23, 2021 02:39 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Dolly Gets Offers Abroad, Chiefs In Tight Race?

81 Jul 24, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs’ Latest Arrival Starts Training  

131 Jul 26, 2021 09:27 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Reveal Award Winners

48 Jul 21, 2021 06:47 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Reports: Pitso Beats Chiefs To R17m Ex-Downs Star

127 Jul 22, 2021 04:25 PM in Players Abroad

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Amiens Comment On Zungu Amid Chiefs Links

50 Jul 21, 2021 04:45 PM in Players Abroad