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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results

Arrows 0-2 Sundowns
Highlands P 0-2 Wits
Pirates 1-1 Baroka

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FS Stars vs P City
SuperSport Utd vs Chiefs
Pirates vs Chippa Utd

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# Team GP Pts
1 Sundowns 24 50
2 Cape Town City 25 49
3 Bidvest Wits 24 48
4 Kaizer Chiefs 25 45
5 SuperSport United 24 40
6 Polokwane City 25 34
7 Maritzburg Utd 25 32
8 Arrows 26 31
9 Orlando Pirates 24 28
10 Platinum Stars 24 26
11 Ajax Cape Town 25 26
12 Chippa United 25 24
13 Bloemfontein Celtic 24 24
14 Free State Stars 25 23
15 Baroka FC 25 22
16 Highlands Park 26 22

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