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David Kannemeyer: Any team that wins seven matches will be crowned PSL champions

10:54 GMT 03/03/2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, 2018
The retired left-back has warned the Brazilians ahead of their clash with the Citizens

Former Mamelodi Sundowns, defender David Kannemeyer says any team that wins seven matches will be crowned champions.

The Magic FC coach was speaking after Sundowns drew against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, while their PSL title rivals Bidvest Wits lost 3-2 to Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates beat Golden Arrows.

“It is a long way to decide the champion. It is really difficult to call it, but Sundowns have the depth to challenge,” Kannemeyer told Goal.

“Wits are also doing well and they have indicated that they want to win it and the same goes to Pirates, who are catching up and they are very hungry,” he said.

Sundowns remained at the top with 40 points from 21 games and Pirates moved into second spot with 39 from 22 games, while Wits moved down to third with 38 points.

“We still have to count City. They are doing very well. They lost to Sundowns and came back against Wits to steal a win,” he added.

“Look, at this stage, it’s anyone’s game. Forget about the home ground advantage and yesterday’s results have shown us,” continued the legend.

“Everyone has a point to fight for, there is the relegation battle, the top eight fight and the title race. We also played (Kaizer) Chiefs in Port Elizabeth and we took them to extra time. Nobody would have expected a team from a lower division to do that,” he reflected.

“Coming back to the question, I think it boils down to which team that wants it the most. It doesn’t matter if you are comfortable playing at home, you need to go out there and grind,” said the coach.

“I am fully aware that all the coaches, Pitso Mosimane, Gavin Hunt and Milutin Sredojevic know that they have to fight for points wherever they go,” he argued.

Kannemeyer warned Sundowns ahead of their clash with Cape Town City which will be played in the Mother City on Tuesday.

“The thing of games in hand is coming to an end for Sundowns and coach Pitso is not going to look at that anymore, but he will have to beat City for the second time,” warned the former Chiefs player.

“It will be a good game I can tell you because they are motivated after beating Wits and Sundowns know it will be war in Cape Town,” said Kannemeyer.

“In my opinion, this will be an interesting season because it is coming to an end, we are waiting to see who will be the new champion, but any team that wins seven matches going forward will definitely win it,” he concluded.