However, Masandawana coach Pitso Mosimane has refused to get overly excited at the prospect of defending their crown.
A 2-0 victory against Ajax Cape Town catapulted the Tshwane giants into second place on the league standings.
“It’s never wise to be on top (of the league standings) too soon,” Mosimane told the media.
“You have to be on top at the right time. I’m happy with where we are. We are in the best position.
Next up for Sundowns, is a trip to KwaZulu-Natal to take on Lamontville Golden Arrows, on Friday.
But the Brazilians coach has downplayed the importance of a positive result against Abafana Bes’thende because Sundowns still have two games in hand.
“Even if it happens that we don’t come out with a win on Friday (against Arrows), we’ll need to stay there because we still have two games in hand that we need to play,” Mosimane said.
“There’ll come a time where we’ll need be at the top. What’s key now is to never get too excited because the whole situation can change at any time.”
The 52-year-old has also stated that Cape Town City are favourites for the title. The Citizens currently hold a two-point advantage over the African champions.
“The title is in Cape Town City’s hands at the moment,” Mosimane said.
“They are the ones with the most points. When you have the most points, you’ll remain at the helm of the log.
“They are the most well rested team. When last did they play, I wasn’t expecting Kaizer Chiefs to give them a hard time.
“They are still very fresh. We take on Arrows (on Friday) and who will they be playing against? We’ll play again on Monday (away to Bidvest Wits) and I’m not too sure on whether they’ll be playing again or not.
“And I’m saying this now, Cape Town City are the ones who have a better chance (of winning the league) than any other team in this league,” Mosimane concluded.