JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns defender Lyle Lakay isn’t worried about the slump the club is in, as they trail Absa Premiership log leaders Kaizer Chiefs by 10 points with a game in hand.
Calling it a slump is a stretch, as Sundowns are still second on the log and are in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout, where they will face Golden Arrows in Durban on Saturday. But due to the club’s high expectations and their success, their current run has raised eyebrows. The Brazilians are yet to fire on all cylinders like they normally do.
“It’s nothing new,” Lakay said.
“Last year we also went through a patch like this. We were drawing games and we lost a few. Lots of teams go through it during the season.
“The good thing for us is that we are getting it early. We can turn it around and go on the run that we usually go on close to December. We normally start doing well around this time of the year. It’s nothing new.