Former coach insists Sundowns' dominance is 'embarrassing' for DStv Prem

Mamelodi Sundowns celebrating during their 5-1 thrashing of Royal AM.
Mamelodi Sundowns celebrating during their 5-1 thrashing of Royal AM.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns head coach and assistant Shane MacGregor insists the domestic dominance of his former is embarrassing for the DStv Premiership.

Sundowns sealed their latest convincing win over Royal AM by a 5-1 scoreline to stretch the gap at the top of the standings to 20 points.

"It's going to take a lot to change," MacGregor tells KickOff.

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"The big difference between Sundowns and other clubs is they are run professionally and people they don't even attempt to copy them, so that's the big problem.

"Sundowns are 50% above the rest of the clubs locally.

"Their training facilities are all the same as Pirates and Chiefs' facilities, but the difference is they bring in players who suit their system.

"The recent two results over Al Ahly and Royal AM just show how far they are from the rest in South Africa.

"They've got scouting that works properly, they've got analysis for their every game, they do analysis of the teams they going to be playing against.

"I've heard that at Chiefs Arthur Zwane doesn't like the new way of doing things, he doesn't believe in video analysis and that type of thing.

"If you look at players that have been brought in by Chiefs and Pirates, it's way inferior to what Sundowns have brought in because of the scouting.

"At Sundowns players know that if they are not going to be putting in an effort they won't be in the next game.

"Chiefs in their last five games how many times did they play against 10 players but failed to dominate in the games? 

"If it was Sundowns they would have dominated the games. Chiefs they didn't do that, why? Because the coach is inexperienced.

"Straight away when you go up against 10 players you put in another striker you don't keep things as it is. It doesn't make sense.

"At Sundowns you've got experienced people who can put a word to the coach and he listens.

"It's going to take more years they are going to be dominant for many years to come Sundowns up until the rest of the clubs in South Africa wake up and copy what they are doing.

"Look at SuperSport United, they've got a couple of players on loan, and they are second on the table. What does it say about the rest of the clubs?

"What's happening in our league now it's embarrassing because it looks one-sided.

"What are the other clubs doing about it? What are they trying to level the playing field?

"I was an assistant coach and a coach for a while at Sundowns under [Natasha] Tsichlas."

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