- Mamelodi Sundowns have a new sponsor in the form of brand Roc Nation, which is associated with United States hitmaker Jay-Z
- The reigning DStv Premiership champions announced the groundbreaking deal via their social media platforms
- Football fans in Mzansi and around the continent are now reacting to the news and some have congratulated the Tshwane giants
Mamelodi Sundowns have partnered with Roc Nation, a brand known to be associated with United States music maker Jay-Z. According to social media reports, the Brazilians have formed a dynamic collaboration with Roc Nation sports.
Both the club and the company have confirmed that the reigning DStv Premiership champions are looking to get help from Roc Nation as they look to become one of the best football clubs in Africa.
The post reads:
“You can buy cups and success but you can’t buy supporters. Nike and Puma would not kit a team that has 250 supporters.”
“They will forever remain a small club and brand."
“Roc Nation? Jigga's Roc Nation? For a club of 217 fans? Tears! Tears everywhere.”
“This is about charity work, they'll be helping disadvantaged communities, not about developing teams to be the best in terms of quality.”
“Wish DStv clubs owned their own stadiums in order to make revenue so they can challenge for CAF. Our clubs except for Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns don't have the funds because of this issue.”
“While some with chest pains they want everything starts with them.... difference best in Africa and best in South Africa.”
“This is huge yoooh.”
“Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns.”
“Ngidi, Kolisi, Mtawarira, Cheslin are all signed to Roc Nation. I don't see what they did for them, though I could be missing it. Let's hope they actually do something for Sundowns. Love to see SA soccer dominate the continent as it deserves to. Good luck ka bo yellow.”
3 Players who pushed their luck at both Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs
In another sports story, Briefly News reported that a few players who used to play for Mamelodi Sundowns decided to move over to Kaizer Chiefs and give it a try.
Since Keagan Dolly became the latest one to do so, Briefly News compiled a list of other players who made the switch. Being a footballer comes with its own challenges and sometimes players swap clubs because they need a new experience.
Sometimes, they'll even go through different rival clubs to find their place. Briefly News takes a look at four players who've played for both Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
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