Runaway log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns should not be judged by how they perform in the DStv Premiership, but rather on how they fare in the CAF Champions League, according to SuperSport United coach, Gavin Hunt.
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After the win over SuperSport on Monday, Sundowns opened up a 14-point gap over their closest competitors, Richards Bay, with 17 games played.
The consensus in the fraternity is that Sundowns are clear favourites to pick up their sixth consecutive league title – but that’s not where they should be judged says Hunt.
According to the veteran coach, Sundowns’ success should be judged on how they perform in the CAF Champions League, a competition they last lifted in 2016.
“Sundowns shouldn’t be judged on the PSL, to be fair. Let’s be honest, they should be judged on the [CAF] Champions League. They should be in the semi-final or final every year,” Hunt told members of the media after the game.
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“That’s how you should judge them because the gap is so much bigger than everyone in South Africa and it’s unfortunate, but it is the way the game has gone.
“Sundowns, they’ll win, they’re fantastic and they should do. They’ve got a really good team, good coaches, good club who have gone to another level, it’s fantastic. You’ve got to commend them, they put their money where their mouth is and they go for it,” he continued.
Sundowns next face Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, the Brazilians managed an impressive 4-0 win over Amakhosi in the first round.
Kick off for the match is at 20:00.
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