Why Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come | diskidaily.co.zaWhy Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come

Why Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come

Why Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come | diskidaily.co.za
Why Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come

SuperSport United Coach Gavin Hunt Shares Insights on Sundowns’ Continued Dominance in PSL

After Mamelodi Sundowns clinched their sixth consecutive DStv Premiership title, SuperSport United Coach Gavin Hunt weighed in on why he believes the champions will continue to dominate the PSL for years to come.

While other teams struggled to replicate Sundowns’ consistency, the team went 17 matches without a defeat in the league, securing the championship with a 19-point gap between themselves and second-placed SuperSport.

Winning Against Lower-Placed Teams is a Key

Hunt believes that the key to competing with Sundowns is not necessarily when playing against them but rather when playing against teams at the bottom of the league.

“The secret is not when you play Sundowns, the secret is when you play teams down bottom. That’s where teams like us get it wrong,” Hunt stated. “You got to be more consistent and you got to win those games when you play bottom half of the league teams. Sundowns do well in that area.”

SuperSport’s Struggle

Hunt acknowledged that his own team struggled with consistency this season, particularly when playing against teams at the bottom of the league.

“This year we haven’t done great in that situation [for example], we haven’t beaten Swallows this season,” he admitted. Nonetheless, SuperSport is pushing for a spot in the CAF Champions League next season, with Orlando Pirates close behind them.

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Why Sundowns Will Rule PSL For Years To Come

Chasing a Spot in the CAF Champions League

Hunt is determined to secure a place in the Champions League, having previously reached the semi-finals with Kaizer Chiefs.

“I want to be in that space [Champions League], we went through those qualifying stages, went through group stages and I was so close,” he said. The battle for third place in the PSL is currently heating up between SuperSport and Orlando Pirates, with only one point separating the two teams.

Sundowns’ Even Matchups

Hunt stressed that even when playing against Sundowns, the game is usually an even matchup, with both teams winning and losing in the current season.

“When you play Sundowns and these types of games it’s an even game. We won this season [against Sundowns], we beat them, they beat us but you can’t judge your season on that.”

The Key to Sundowns’ Dominance

Hunt’s insights shed light on the key to Sundowns’ continued dominance in the PSL: consistency and the ability to win against lower-placed teams. While other teams may struggle in this area, Sundowns has proven time and time again that they have what it takes to secure the championship.

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