Sundowns are champions!

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Mamelodi Sundowns. Picture: Twitter
Mamelodi Sundowns. Picture: Twitter


Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned Absa Premiership champions for a record 10th time after a thrilling finale that ended in tears for Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

On a dramatic final day of the season, the Brazilians snatched the title from Chiefs, who had been top of the table for the past 12 months.

Sundowns secured a 3-0 win over Black Leopards, who finished 15th and will contest the PSL promotional playoffs.

Chiefs, on the other hand, let it slip on the last day as they drew 1-1 with Baroka FC.

The Tshwane team has now made a hat-trick of league titles under the PSL era, and their feat yesterday was their third successive crown.

With the win they will bank a cool R15 million, after the prize money was increased from R10 million at the beginning of the season.

Coach Pitso Mosimane has won an incredible five league titles with the team since he took over in 2012. Overall, he has won nine trophies at the club.

The team could make it 10 trophies for Mosimane when it faces Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final on Tuesday.

At the bottom, Polokwane City were relegated to the GladAfrica Championship after their 1-2 loss to Bidvest Wits.

However, the writing was on the wall for City since the penultimate round. Rise and Shine needed to beat Wits by eight goals and needed Baroka to lose to Chiefs.


Gomolemo Motshwane  

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