Benni – Sundowns & Chiefs Have Signed Best But…
Benni McCarthy has named which teams will fight for the DStv Premiership title this season, saying Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have signed best.
The reigning DStv Premiership Coach of the Season will enter his second campaign with Usuthu after leading the club to an unprecedented second-place finish in 2020/21.
However, McCarthy believes the new campaign will be tougher because many clubs have invested into their clubs, in particular Downs and Chiefs.
“Chiefs and Sundowns, they have made the better signings. They’ve been exceptionally busy and they look well-prepared,” he told reporters.
“But the players that we eventually added to the squad, they’re good enough, they will make us a better squad. They will definitely make us stronger than what we were.
“We just going to have to go out there and compete. This is going to be an exciting, a very, very good good DStv Premiership season, probably a record-breaking season because what you what teams have done. So it’s going to be a much, much tighter affair.
“More teams are going to surprise everyone this season and AmaZulu, we want to be in and amongst also, the chasing pack.
“Sundowns, they are the strongest because obviously they are now four-times PSL champions. And Chiefs now have stated their claim that they are going to be pushing all the wy, they’ve brought in Stuart Baxter, an experienced coach, a title-winning coach and the signings that you see they want to push for it.”
But McCarthy also insisted that other teams like Pirates will be close to the top, while predicting that Maritzburg will surprise many.
“And Orlando Pirates will always be there. Pirates might do their business quietly this time but Pirates will always be thereabout,” he added.
“I think Swallows have made some decent signings, Cape Town City has also been movers, big movers.
“Maritzburg is going to be one of the surprising teams that we are going to see this season, they will definitely not be in the wrong end of the league table come the end of the season.
“AmaZulu will also be thereabout, might not be as solid or the way we ended last season, we might be better or I don’t know. I’m just hoping that we’re going to work like we worked last season to compete. And if we do that, we give ourselves a chance to compete like every other team in the league.”
AmaZulu started their DStv Premiership campaign with a clash against defending champions Sundowns on Friday afternoon.