“Kaizer Chiefs poses no threat to them; it’s just a big name.” Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Alton Meiring disregards the idea that the Brazilians are currently struggling and anticipates their smooth journey to the PSL title.

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The former footballer has rejected assertions that Masandawana are faltering in their recent performances.


What Went Down?


During the match on Monday, April 15th, the leading team in the Premier Soccer League lost their two-goal lead against Moroka Swallows, resulting in a disappointing 2-2 draw.


Head coach Rhulani Mokwena voiced his frustration over referee Jelly Chavani’s call, raising doubts about the legitimacy of Gabadinho Mhango’s last-minute equalizer for Swallows, citing a possible offside position.


moroka swallows vs mamelodi sundowns



The Broader Picture


Concerns about Sundowns’ performance extend beyond their match against the Dube Birds. In the Nedbank Cup quarter-final against the University of Pretoria, they lost their lead, settling for a 1-1 draw after extra time, eventually winning 4-3 on penalties.


Before that, a controversial penalty awarded against Cape Town Spurs secured them three points in a league match. Additionally, goalkeeper Ronwen Williams’ heroic efforts saved the day in a 3-2 penalty shootout victory during their Caf Champions League quarter-final second leg in Tshwane.


However, former Sundowns striker Alton Meiring maintains the belief that the club isn’t facing significant struggles.


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What Did Meiring Say?


“We must remember that some people are also fighting for their lives. They will win the league, Sundowns, but it’s not going to be easy. I don’t think Sundowns are struggling, it’s just that the other teams are fighting for their lives now,” Meiring told KickOff.


“Relegation-bound clubs’ players are looking to impress their future employers. That mindset is stepping in now. If you put somebody in a corner and have his back against the wall, you will see how that person all of a sudden develops skills that you never knew they had. It’s because they wanna survive.


“Sundowns players are not tired because that would be an excuse as they bought all the best players. It’s just that they are facing teams who are desperate to survive relegation. So, those teams’ players have to set up, they don’t wanna lose their contracts,” he continued.


“I don’t believe Sundowns players are tired, that’s nonsense. They are professionals. They are remaining with nine league matches. Aargh… Kaizer Chiefs is no threat to them. It’s just a big name. Sundowns will win the league anyway. Yes, they will get a defeat in their remaining matches, that is quite possible.


“And they are still going to play in the (Nedbank Cup) semi-finals game with Stellenbosch, I don’t think it’s gonna be an easy game. It will also weigh them down. It’s gonna upset them, but they will win the league. Every team that is still going to face the bottom-of-the-table teams should expect tough times ahead,” he concluded.


Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Alton Meiring


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What’s Ahead for Sundowns?


In their bid to answer critics, Sundowns will soon undertake an away trip for their first-leg encounter in the Caf Champions League semi-final against Esperance on Saturday, April 20th.


Subsequently, they’ll head back to South Africa for a league match against Sekhukhune United on Tuesday, April 23rd.





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