- Mamelodi Sundowns' spending power in South African football is practically unrivalled
- This has seen voices from all corners on how this has affected the PSL's long-term status
- The legendary Jabu Mahlangu has gone on a viral rant and called for Financial Fair Play
Mamelodi Sundowns has become too dominant in the Premier Soccer League.
The Brazilians are mere footsteps away from clinching their sixth consecutive DStv Premiership title in a row, likely to do so in record time.
While the club can be praised for their ruthlessly efficient professionalism, this has led to concern among those worried about the interest of the game in the longer run.
The main worry is how Bafana Bafana is not benefitting from Sundowns' dominance, with the standard of the league having noticeably gone down because a majority of quality players it possesses are at Chloorkop, with too many of them on the bench and in the stands.
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Jabu Mahlangu, the legendary former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, said on TikTok:
"PSL matches are no longer watchable. The standard of the league has dropped worryingly. Some of us have suggested the implementation of Financial Fair Play. Yes, Sundowns supporters have every right to celebrate and enjoy their team's success, but what is happening, in the long run, is damaging the game."
He suggested the continued dominance of Sundowns had led to the 'death' of the South African men's national team.
"Let us face the truth in this regard. Something has got to be done. The quality of the players in the stands at Soccer City for Sundowns in their win over Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday was just staggering. These players should be playing and improving other teams."
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Mamelodi Sundowns has won five DStv Premiership titles on the bounce and it looks like this will be the status quo until further notice.