Local News 21.4.2017 04:19 pm

Baxter expects Sundowns to win the league

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter believes the momentum is in Mamelodi Sundowns favour in the league title race.

Sundowns have turned things around after going through a slump that saw them playing three draws and suffering two defeats in five matches.

Pitso Mosimane’s charges beat SuperSport United 5-0 and 1-0 in back-to-back league matches and Free State Stars 1-0 to move to within two points of log leaders Capet Town City, with two games in hand.

“We were well in the race, but we are on the fringes now. Sundowns with the two wins against us gave them the boost, they were slipping away they were looking tired but the derby gave them the boost they needed. There are a lot of different ways in winning the title.”

Matsatsantsa have no time to lick their wounds as they have to gear up for Nedbank Cup clash with Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

“I have told the players that this is not a game for sissies at the moment, it is for players that can pick themselves up and perform. I am sure by the time we get to Kaizer Chiefs they will be hungry.”

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Chiefs 1-0 Wits
Sundows 2-2 Highlands
Arrows 2-1 Pirates

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 30 60
2 Sundowns 30 57
3 Cape Town City 30 55
4 Kaizer Chiefs 30 50
5 SuperSport United 30 48
6 Polokwane City 30 43
7 Maritzburg Utd 30 38
8 Arrows 30 38
9 Platinum Stars 30 37
10 Ajax Cape Town 30 36
11 Orlando Pirates 30 33
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 29
13 Chippa United 30 28
14 Free State Stars 30 28
15 Baroka FC 30 28
16 Highlands Park 30 27

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