Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo says the DStv Premiership should not be a one-way traffic. He was referring to Mamelodi Sundowns being the only team that wins the league lately.
This season, Sundowns won their 5th straight league title and it’s safe to say they have no competition. When the season started, they won MTN8, beating Cape Town City on penalties. While on the 28th of May, they will be up against Marumo Gallants in the Nedbank Cup final. If they win it, they would have swept everything while others go home trophyless.
“Other teams have to catch up to them now and that can only be a good thing for South African football,” said Khumalo. “They [other teams] have to take on this challenge, otherwise, our league will be one-way traffic. I do believe other teams will come up with a solution so that they are also competitive.
“This doesn’t mean I wish Sundowns don’t win the league again or I have anything against them – no, that’s definitely not the case. My question is simply about whether their dominance will continue or is there someone out there who will raise their hand and say it is enough now? That would be nice for our football as it will lift the standard and challenge everyone to up their game.”
Actually, teams do want to topple Sundowns. Just like AmaZulu who seem to have an organised structure. Their ambitious president Sandile Zungu mentioned earlier this season that they were planning to stop the Pretoria giants.
“We are happy for Sundowns. We must compliment them for doing well in the DStv Premiership and even in the CAF Champions League. They carry the South African flag very high,” Zungu said, addressing the media.
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“Their dominance is noted but they know there’s something coming for them. There’s only one team that has scored three goals against them in the past two years, that is Usuthu and they almost lost that game.
“We drew here and they won against us this season with one goal. They don’t dominate AmaZulu FC and they know that. We are planning to end their dominance.”
“It may take two or five 5 years, but I must assure you, when we celebrate 100 years in 2032, Usuthu will be on top in South African football,” he added.
“We are just building up to that. We want to dominate the league like Sundowns. We want to end their dominance,” he added.