Kaizer Chiefs legend Rudolf Gardner Seale believes that the club have been unseated as the kings of South African football.
The club remains the most popular when it comes to the fans but on the field, they have been eclipsed by Mamelodi Sundowns.
Four successive titles and success in the Caf Champions League means that few now question that Sundowns are now the ‘IT’ club.
Kaizer Chiefs no longer Amakhosi
Seale insists that Kaizer Chiefs are nowhere near catching up to Sundowns.
The erstwhile defender does believe that Chiefs might close the gap, however, they will need to box clever for as long as a half a decade.
“Never! Never my brother, not tomorrow not the day after tomorrow, they will never disturb Sundowns,” Seale told Kickoff.com.
“At Sundowns it has to do with more than getting a good player. The structure, the way Sundowns is being run, it’s so impressive.”
Sundowns smart business gives them the edge
The former Bafana Bafana player feels that Sundowns’ recruitment is where they have gained the edge.
He says that Sundowns might have gained an insurmountable advantage after years of smart buys.
“For a player to be good at a certain team you need to give him five or six games just to get used to the club’s environment. This is what Sundowns is doing now, they don’t just sign a player just because the window is open. They sign because they need a player.
“Because you sign a player, you expect him to change the team’s situation just because you have spent money? I don’t think both teams will ever catch Sundowns. Never. No hope. It’s gonna take long huh?
“It might take six, seven years huh? Even more. When these two start thinking about reinforcing their teams, Sundowns will not just sit on their laurels and do nothing. They will also reinforce,” he said.
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