- Midfielder Oupa Manyisa is thrilled by the success he achieved with Mamelodi Sundowns in his first season with the team
- The Brazilians were crowned ABSA Premier Soccer League Champions on Saturday
- Manyisa joined Sundowns from Orlando Pirates at the end of last season
Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Oupa Manyisa said he was thrilled by the success he achieved with the team in his first season. Manyisa said it was an amazing feeling to be a champion.
The Brazilians were crowned ABSA Premier Soccer League Champions on Saturday, after their final round match against Bloemfontein Celtic. Sundowns actually won the title with a game to spare, but had to wait for the last round of matches to conclude before receiving the winner’s trophy.
Manyisa shocked the South African soccer scene when he moved from Orlando Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Manyisa said Sundowns had to dig deep to win the PSL title this year. He said the team as a whole worked incredibly hard throughout the season and winning the title was just-rewards for that hard work.
Manyisa said when he joined Mamelodi the team told him to relax and not put extra pressure on himself. He said: "When I came here, they told me that I mustn't put pressure on myself, I must just play football because they know what I'm capable of, and that's all I needed."
Manyisa made 33 appearances for his new club in his debut season.
On Saturday Manyisa told KickOff.com: "The work continues, but today we are going to celebrate and have fun with my team-mates."
The midfielder, however, revealed that the team was not resting on its laurels and had already switched focus from celebration to preparation. Sundowns will face the mammoth task of taking on European giants Barcelona FC on Wednesday.
Pitso Mosimane’s side will then travel to Guinea for their CAF Champions’ League Group C match.
Mamelodi Sundowns will be keen to return to winning ways after ending their season with a dull draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.
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