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6 May 2016
9:00 am

Kudos to Downs and coach Pitso

Mosimane has earned himself a place in South African soccer history books.

Angelo Tsichlas and Pitso Mosimane waves to the Mamelodi Sundowns fans. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Congratulations to Premier Soccer League giants Mamelodi Sundowns and their coach Pitso Mosimane on clinching the 2015-16 league title.

The Chloorkop-based club, owned by billionaire mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, won the league after defeating University of Pretoria on Wednesday night.

This was the Brazilians’ second time in three years under the stewardship of Mosimane and the side’s PSL record seven times in total.

Mosimane has earned himself a place in South African soccer history books. He is the first black SA coach to win the PSL title.

That he has done this for the second time, is a record on its own. His detractors will argue this milestone is easily achievable, considering the fact Sundowns is the country’s most resourced soccer team.

But this is hogwash, considering several of Mosimane’s predecessors have come and gone without achieving any silverware with the same resources Mosimane is performing wonders with.

Kudos to Sundowns on their consistent, outstanding performances during the PSL campaign. Well done to the players, the coach, his entire technical team and the fans, without whose support the team’s achievement would never have become a reality.