Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has argued that rivals Kaizer Chiefs should not be handed the Absa Premiership title based on their league standings.
The Glamour Boys currently lead the log standings with four points over second-placed Sundowns, though the Brazilians have played a game less, and the Brazilians shot-stopper reckoned it would be a problem for other teams should Amakhosi be crowned champions because of the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the world.
“Hand over the trophy to Chiefs? That might be a problem. We are the title holders and would not want to relinquish it so easily like that,” Onyango said, as quoted by Daily Sun.
The Ugandan captain further added it would cause a lot confusion among the relegation-fighting clubs, should Chiefs be crowned league winners.
“What about the other guys who are fighting relegation?.
“They might say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, we still have a chance to survive relegation.’ The teams in the NFD fighting for promotion or playoff position would also feel hard done by as they have a chance to be in the PSL.
“Chiefs supporters will say, ‘Yes, give us the trophy because we are leading’ but Sundowns supporters would argue as well – it is a very difficult situation, ” Onyango said.
“The season will resume and people must just be ready and not take the easy way out. Why do you need to cancel it? It will be cheating the sponsors as well. If Chiefs were to take the league, let them take it having played all the matches.
“Let’s wait for the coronavirus to pass, for how long it lasts, but the 30-match season must be honoured, ” the Sundowns keeper observed.
When the league resumes, Sundowns will host Orlando Pirates while Chiefs take on Bidvest Wits.