- Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has dismissed Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates' league title aspirations
- He said that the Amakhosi and the Buccaneers must instead concern themselves with the teams around their neighbourhood on the log
- These words are likely to spark the sort of anger that might inspire them to lift their game
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi might have poked the bear.
The Brazilians' co-coach said that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates don't pose his team a title threat. The Tshwane side has won the league five seasons in a row.
According to Kick Off, he said:
"They still have to fight Cape Town City, they still have to fight Stellenbosch, they still have to fight Royal AM. They are number five and number six for a reason, so they have got a lot of work to do to try and fight us. It’s [premiership season] going to be interesting."
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The Amakhosi last won the league - or any form of silverware - back in 2015. The wait for the Buccaneers has been much longer, having won the league - along with a second consecutive Treble - 10 years ago in 2012.
Sundowns will collide with Chiefs on 13 August and 04 February 2023. Pirates will meet with them on 31 December and 04 February 2023.
The Soweto Derby will take place on 13 August and 25 February 2023.
Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro unbothered by 'plumber' insults, vows to get on with his job
New Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro will get on with his job regardless of the howls of his critics.
As reported by Sports Brief, the unknown Spaniard has been derogatorily referred to as a "plumber" by disrespectful local football fans. Earlier this month, club chairman Irvin Khoza hit back unflinchingly at this sector of the local football game.
Riveiro said that he hopes his team's style of play and accompanying results would shut them up and bring joy to the wider fanbase.
Source: Sports Brief News