Tovey still backs Chiefs to win the league

In an exclusive interview with Goal, the Bafana legend said that Chiefs will successfully defend their PSL title, but insists that their toughest game will be against Bidvest Wits
By Ernest Makhaya

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Neil Tovey has put his money on AmaKhosi to defend their league title despite being six points behind the Brazilians.

However, the former Bafana captain admitted that Chiefs will have to beat Bidvest Wits tonight (Wednesday) to stay in touch with the log leaders, and he is certain that no team will stand in Chiefs' way afterwards.

"I still believe that Chiefs will go all the way and win the league," Tovey told Goal. "However, tonight's game is very important for them and it will be a tough one. They definitely should beat Wits and I don't see any team stopping them afterwards," he said.

Sundowns have won their last nine league games, but Tovey doesn't think that is enough to make them favourites for the title as they are yet to face neighbours SuperSport United in a match that Tovey describes as a "test of character" for the Chloorkop outfit.

"Sundowns still have to play SuperSport United and we all know that will be a real test of character for them, because SuperSport is not an easy team to beat. So that's where I think they will drop points," added Tovey.

Coach Pitso Mosimane revealed after their Swallows game that he would have preferred to play at the same time as their title rivals, as he believes that the current schedule benefits Chiefs more, but Tovey has a different view.

"It's difficult to say whether that gives Chiefs an advantage or not, but Sundowns should be happy because they already have the points while Chiefs still have to play to get those points. I would be happy with points in the bag than games in hand if I was Pitso," concluded Tovey.

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