HOW MUCH is the value of Mamelodi Sundowns?
Well this is a debatable issue that the market and book punters have to deliberate on.
Owned by one of Africa’s top business figure and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe, one way or the other, it should be in top bracket as other African exclusive outfits.
Following the hard fought win to defend and eclipse the 3rd Premier Soccer League silverware in mzansi, on two occasions, Downs’ made history that would be difficult but not impossible to follow.
At some point ‘coach of the Season’ yet again, Pitso Mosimane admitted the title might have gone after seeing his team drop crucial points along the way, following Kaizer Chiefs 13-point lead.
Yes, all and sundry expected AmaKhosi to run home and dry with the league, alas not. One of the football’s great commentators Clement “CC” Manyapelo once said “football has no therefore”, could have not said it much better!
A times labelled arrogant and too much of himself, Mosimane a former football player himself, had to recall erstwhile Rhulani Mukwena back to the team after a brief and poor stint with Chippa United, amongst others.
“I told him to be where silverwares are won and the only team to do be at is Sundowns. He’s an angel,” he was quoted in reference to Rulani.
Mosimane also sent his heartfelt sentiments to Downs boss Motsepe for throwing in huge investments and resources in the team.
“He should be celebrated and applauded for what he continues to do in the entire club. Would also like to thank backroom staff, technical team, administrators, fans and my players for their efforts, hardwork and discipline. Its never easy traveling from one Continent to the other yet at the end of the day, you still have players’ who want nothing but the best.
“Its unheard of but at Downs we’re doing it.”
The 2019/2020 PSL champs are unfortunately not celebrating as they prepare for the Nedbank Cup finale against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday evening at Orlando Stadium.
It could be a treble should they win the Nedbank Cup, after clinching the Telkom silverware.
Next season its back to the Caf champions League of which Mosimane boasted rightfully so last week “its ok if we don’t win the league but for Champions League its very much important because we’re going for the seventh time”.
Me thought by time I finish this article, the office of Motsepe would have alerted me on the value of the club -that is also celebrating its 50th anniversary?
Image (Downs’ captain Hlompho Kekana holding aloft the 2019/2020 PSL silverware for the 3rd time with teammates).