Stanton Fredericks
3 minute read
29 Oct 2019
11:30 am

Middendorp won the coaching war against Pitso

Stanton Fredericks

I always say the league table doesn't lie, and Kaizer Chiefs have been the most consistent team so far this season.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendrop during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.(Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

One contributing factor could be that they have had no interruption from their Absa Premiership campaign, not playing in the MTN8, and not playing in continental competition. So we have a fresh, well-prepared Chiefs team that is starting to find its identity. Most importantly, we see a team with a lot of character … which has also contributed to them reaching the next round of the Telkom Knockout and on top of the league by five points after beating Sundowns on Sunday. We already saw Samir Nurkovic's qualities when he came on in the Telkom Knockout game against Cape Town...