Are there any real contenders for the DSTV PSL title?

Opinion piece

Mamelodi Sundowns is a symbol for South African football in the Champions League, the question is: has their dominance in the DSTV Premier Soccer League over the years rendered the league uncompetitive?

This year’s season hasn’t reached its halfway point but it is crystal clear as to who favorites the are to win the league: Sundowns. They  are always in conversations as one of the favorites with no one questioning their claim after one of the greatest comebacks last season.

This raises the question, are there any real title contenders in the league? And who can stop this force of nature from retaining their title this season?

One of the biggest surprises this season, however is Moroka Swallows whose form has threatened the Champions title reign with their performance propelling them into the Top 3 of the log.  

The most baffling aspect being the season prior, Moroka Swallows were in the National First Division. Could this be another Leicester City miracle waiting to happen?

Supersport United is another promising contender that Sundowns must fend off. They have proven that they can go head to head against the Champions with their last match ending in a draw.  

This season they look like a team with something to prove. Their recent form has ignited this title race into life.

Whatever happens though, Sundowns have set the bar high for the betterment of the league but have also reduced the quality of competitors as powerhouses such as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have proven how difficult it is to keep up with the log leaders.

Nonetheless, do these current title contenders have what it takes to end Sundowns’ dominance and ignite the competition in the league or will it be another Sundowns triumph?

*Views shared on this article are those of the writer and are not shared by Tshwifi and Ulwembu.