Sundowns will beat Chiefs and Pirates to Wits stars, Pollen Ndlanya reckons

Sundowns will beat Chiefs and Pirates to Wits stars, Pollen Ndlanya reckons Thulani Hlatshwayo (Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Pollen Ndlanya believes the Soweto giants could struggle to compete with Mamelodi Sundowns in the transfer market.

Bidvest Wits trio Thulani Hlatshwayo, Deon Hotto, and Sifiso Hlanti have all been linked with moves to one of the "big three" South African teams, but Ndlanya reckons the Brazilians are the frontrunners.

Ndlanya believes Sundowns have shown they are willing to spend big to attract the best players, which is something the Soweto teams may need to replicate.

"If you want to secure top-quality players, you must be prepared to pay big money, the players will be attracted," Ndlanya told Isolezwe.

"I have so much respect for Patrice Motsepe because he has invested a lot of money in his club, which clearly shows he wants to develop our game and take it to the next level.

"Maybe the Soweto bosses (Irvin Khoza and Kaizer Motaung) must also do the same thing."

"The battle will always be between the three teams that are regarded as the biggest ones in South Africa," he added.

"My opinion tells me that Sundowns have all the chances to sign a number of players from Bidvest Wits because they don’t have a problem with pumping in money.

"Besides that, Hlatshwayo, Hotto, and Hlanti are international players, and based on their experience with national teams, that will work well for Pitso because he wants to make history and win the CAF Champions League title.

"These players have the necessary experience in playing on the African continent."

- TEAMtalk media

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