Stanton Fredericks
3 minute read
4 Dec 2019
11:50 am

Sundowns are true African brand

Stanton Fredericks

At some point, Pitso Mosimane will leave Mamelodi Sundowns, just as Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Manchester United, or Arsene Wenger departed Arsenal, albeit that Wenger went when his dominance had long-faded.

Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrates fourth goal during the CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AS Otoho d'Oyo at Lucas Moripe Stadium. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The Brazilians coach, however, surely deserves to do so on his own terms, and that includes being rewarded with a lucrative new contract by Patrice Motsepe for all he has achieved in his time at Choorklop. Mosimane has built a Sundowns team that has become the envy of every other club in South Africa, however much Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates may protest such a statement. If he comes across as brash, Mosimane has the trophies to back it up – four Absa Premiership titles, and a Caf Champions League crown to boot, while turning Sundowns into a constant threat...