CAF: Praises Pour in for Mamelodi Sundowns

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Mamelodi Sundowns made history when they were crowned Champions of the 2016 CAF Champions League in Egypt on Sunday night.

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, who travelled with Sundowns to Egypt, has a lot of praises for the Pretoria club.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says their formula of winning their home matches paid dividends.

Sundowns forward Anthony Laffor says he’s proud to be part of the current generation at the club to lift the CAF Champions League trophy.

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Winning the Champions League has always been close to the heart of Mosimane and Club president Patrice Motsepe.

Motsepe says the victory is dedicated to South Africa.

The situation at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria was intimidating but Sundowns managed to cope with all the pressure.

The team returns to South Africa on Wednesday morning

The homeside needed to score at least four goals to get an outright win, but the visitors gave a good account of themselves.

Zamalek scored a solitary goal in the second half which was not enough to deny the South Africans victory.

Sundowns become the second South African team to be crowned continental champions in 21 years.

Orlando Pirates were the first team in Southern Africa to be crowned champions back in 1995.

As continental Champions Sundowns will now proceed to play in the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan later this year.
Sundowns will not only play in the Club World Cup for their efforts, but they will receive the first prize money of over R20 million.

The team returns to South Africa on Wednesday morning.

 

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