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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has found less reasons to smile this season. Image: @MS_Sharpeville / Twitter

Sundowns: Mngqithi names five clubs to watch out for

Here’s an interesting one. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has named five DStv Premiership clubs to lookout for.

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has found less reasons to smile this season. Image: @MS_Sharpeville / Twitter

Mamelodi Sundowns‘ co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi knows this league more than most coaches in Mzansi, it’s been 15 years since the 51-year-old started coaching at Golden Arrows.

So which teams should we put money on according to Mngqithi?

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Following a rather disappointing start with two defeats and a draw in six games, with TS Galaxy and SuperSport United delivering the defeats, coach Manqoba admitted that local clubs have come back stronger in 2022/23.

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The Sundowns gaffer has warned that Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, and his team are not the only sides to be wary of.

“I know the competition is expected to be (among) the three big teams, which are Chiefs, Pirates, and Sundowns, but the truth of the matter is the teams that are going to cause us a lot of problems are the ones that not many people are looking at,” Mngqithi said as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

“AmaZulu are coming in very strong, Stellenbosch are looking very strong, Sekhukhune are doing very well, TS Galaxy has done fairly well to be honest, and I’m also impressed with what Daine [Klate] is doing at Chippa, the team is looking very solid.

“That is very encouraging for me because everyone else is thinking about beating Sundowns, but they forget that they also have to beat each other as well,” the former AmaZulu coach concluded.

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TRICKY SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

Meanwhile, Sundowns won’t wait too long before meeting some of the very team Mngqithi is talking about. September fixtures include Klate’s Chippa, Brandon Truter’s Usuthu, and a meeting with his Mngqthi’s former side Arrows.

  • 7 September – Chippa (away)
  • 10 September – Arrows (home)
  • 18 September – AmaZulu (home).