Chippa United head coach Morgan Mammila has labelled high-flying Mamelodi Sundowns as an easy team to play against.

Sundowns have been in sensational form in the DStv Premiership since Rulani Mokwena was appointed as the sole head coach.

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Masandawana beat Richards Bay 2-0 at King Zwelithini Stadium on Friday to open a 10-point gap at the summit of the league table.

Swallows head coach Ernst Midderdorp has even predicted that Sundowns will open a 20 point-gap on everyone by the end of the season.

Mammila has shot down the prediction, suggesting that it’s easy to plan against the Chloorkop-based side.

“Sundowns is the simplest team to play against, very simple,” Mammila told the media at Dobsonville Stadium.

“Even a DStv Diski Challenge player will tell you how Sundowns play. Very easy team to play against.

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“Very easy team to play against, but the only difference is that they are mastering the system. That’s the only difference.

“I hear people talking about qualities. There’s no such thing. Half of those players from Sundowns were fighting relegation where they come from.

“I don’t wanna mention names, but it’s the reality. The player who’s coming from Black Leopards [Khuliso Mudau], he was getting red cards left, right and centre.

“He went to Sundowns, then he’s a different player. Because of the system that they are playing, I don’t even need to do video analysis when I play Sundowns. All my players know how Sundowns play.

“And let’s be honest, go and watch Sundowns. When they lose the ball, there’s no star. All of them are behind the ball.

“When they get the ball, all of them are opening up, then go and check the 15 teams in the PSL.

“Are they doing what Sundowns is doing? I’m afraid the answer is no,” said Morgan Mammila.

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Chippa United lost 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Friday night against Swallows thanks to goals by Mbulelo Wambi and Joseph Malinga.

They play Sundowns on Tuesday at the Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria.


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