Mamelodi Sundowns must be stopped, says the Kaizer Chiefs icon

Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has lamented the lack of competition for the Mamelodi Sundowns in domestic football.

Sundowns lifted all three domestic trophies offered last season, including their fifth consecutive Premiership title.

Khumalo said he was frustrated to see a season unfold in such a predictable way.

Kaizer Chiefs legend is calling on PSL teams to stand up

He thinks the other teams and top talent need to do more to keep up with Sundowns.

“I have a simple question for you: how does it feel when you see your opponents walking up to the podium to collect awards while you watch them on TV? There are individual and team prizes,” Doctor Khumalo wrote in his latest Soccer Laduma magazine column.

“I still wonder how it feels to watch opposing players and teams collect prizes while sitting in your lounge watching them on TV? Again, I really hope someone shows up and challenges Sundowns next season.

“The more players and teams raise their hands next season, the better it will be for our football. This makes the game interesting and attracts everyone’s attention. Everyone will start to get more interested in the game.”

Doctor Khumalo

The 2021/22 DStv Premiership season was one to remember fondly – especially if you’re a Mamelodi Sundowns fan! Photo: Backpagepix

Kaizer Chiefs are the only currently active PSL club, along with Sundowns, to have won the Premiership in recent years and their most recent triumph came in 2015.

Bidvest Wits won the trophy in 2017 but the club sold their franchise in 2020.

Sundowns have won 12 of the 26 Premiership seasons played and have a huge lead over Soweto Giants, who have each won four PSL trophies.

The Brazilians have become incredibly dominant in recent years, winning the last two league titles by 13 and 16 points, while the first three league wins of their current streak have come by five points or less.

While Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will most likely take on a challenge, there are also ambitious clubs in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal who would like to shift power in SA football.

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Mamelodi Sundowns must be stopped, says the Kaizer Chiefs icon

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