Broos – The PSL Is Too Easy For Sundowns

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos says Mamelodi Sundowns’ success makes life easier for his squad selection but Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates need to become more competitive for the sake of the national team.

Broos selected eight Sundowns players in his final squad for the Liberia double header this month with right-back Khuliso Mudau being dropped after being named in the 35-man preliminary squad announcement last week.

He stated that Masanwawana’s success makes it easier to select the national team but suggested a more competitive DStv Premiership would benefit all.

“It’s not working against me hey, not at all, if you have good players from one team it’s not working against me but as I said already, if you have so many players from the same team that means you don’t find the same quality somewhere else,” Broos said.

“That is not good for South African football, it’s not good when we don’t have more players from Chiefs and Pirates, top teams here in this country, it’s not good so let’s hope in the future…

“Okay Chiefs are struggling, okay a little but better now, but they still struggling to be like the Chiefs of before, Pirates, the same thing. They will have good results and then later it’s not good, so they are also not stable.

“And I was looking a little bit in the last five championships that Sundowns won before it was three, two points difference, now today it’s 20 and 17 and… this is not good, this is not good and let’s hope, as soon as possible, Chiefs and Pirates are the top teams fighting Sundowns for the [league title].

“That will increase the quality of football – now it’s… I hope it doesn’t anger Sundowns but it’s too easy for Sundowns, they played with a second [string] team and the drew with Stellenbosch and they could win the game huh – with a second team, that’s not good.”

With the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach stating Sundowns are walking to titles in the PSL, he suggested their transfer policy is what makes them stand out from the rest as their philosophy of football is clear when building new squads.

But the same cannot be said for the Soweto giants – who have struggled to keep up with the pace in the title race and are now mathematically out of the equation with eight league games remaining in the 2022/23 league campaign.

“What I feel… [Sundowns] have a plan, they have a plan, when you see the players coming to Sundowns, always the same types of players, they know what they want, they need a certain position and they look and say this guy, we need this quality and take him. So there is a plan and they have a good coach,” he added.

“I don’t know [if Chiefs and Pirates have a plan], but do you think it’s normal that Chiefs and Pirates were always [fighting for the league], and that they are now 20 points off Sundowns? There is something wrong, I don’t know what.

“But you ask me why Sundowns is strong, it’s because they have a plan, I didn’t say the others don’t.”


After tonight’s win, neither Orlando Pirates nor Kaizer Chiefs can mathematically catch Mamelodi Sundowns in the #DStvPrem this season, meaning their league droughts since 2012 (Pirates) and 2015 (Chiefs) will continue.

— iDiski Times (@iDiskiTimes) March 14, 2023

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