Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. is the South African football club that everyone should know about. For those wondering which team has the most PSL titles in South Africa, the answer is none other than Mamelodi Sundowns. They are the reigning champions in the PSL and have won the league title record nine times. The club has come a long way since their humble inception to become the giants they are today. Next year marks their 50th anniversary. Keep reading to discover what they have in store for us.
We take a look at how Sundowns FC intends to tackle the next chapter of their captivating story. Mamelodi Sundowns latest news during the end-of-year transfer window is very exciting. We talk about transfer rumours, the new kit, and so much more.
Mamelodi Sundowns facts
- Full name: Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club
- Nickname(s): The Brazilians, Bafana baStyle, Masandawana, Kabo Yellow, Downs, Bafana baShoeshine
- Founded: 1970; 49 years ago
- Ground: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria (Capacity = 51,762 seats) and Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium (Capacity = 28,900 seats)
- Owner: Patrice Motsepe
- Manager: Pitso Mosimane
- League: ABSA Premiership (Won 9 titles)
- 18-19 season: 1st Position
- Squad size: 35
- Average age: 28,9
- Players playing abroad: 9
- National team players: 12
- Website: Sundowns FC
Who started Mamelodi Sundowns? The FC began their journey in the early 60s when Fish Kekana, Dr. Sebotsana, and David Itsweng propelled the new team to qualify for the first division. They later sold the team, and in 1970, it became an official team.
Mamelodi Sundowns logo
The new logo, which is about to be released, commemorates 50 years since it became an official club. Sundown FC opened a design competition that lasted two months where the winner will be awarded R50,000. People voted online on the logo they think will upgrade and strengthen their current crest.
Sundowns new kits
A fresh new kit will accompany the new crest. Puma SE recently released images of players rocking the Sundowns new jersey. The Mamelodi Sundowns new kit 2019/2020 will feature PUMA’s dryCELL technology.
This innovation is embedded in the material and draws sweat from the skin of the player to the surface. This particular feature will be highly welcomed by the players who exercise in the powerful African sun which inspired the name of the kit, ‘Under African Sun Home and Away Kit.’ The Mamelodi jersey price is set at R799, and you can grab yours at your nearest Puma store, Sportsmans Warehouse, Totalsports, Studio 88, and selected retailers.
Mamelodi Sundowns FC latest news 2019 indicates that the team is on the lookout for young players to rejuvenate their midfield and cement the club’s future. As is expected with a team of their stature, there are several transfer rumours involving the Brazilians. The list includes the experienced right-back Thamsanqa Mkhize who signed a three year deal with the Citizens after he was rumoured to be transferred to Europe.
Pitso Mosimane, the team coach, has also openly expressed his interest in the dynamic duo of Tebogo Mokoena and Aubrey Modiba of SuperSport United. It is said that there was an R20 million offer to acquire the two, but SuperSport United rejected it. However, SuperSport has expressed their interest in their midfielder Lucky Mohomi.
Also on the list is Thabang Monare. The Downs had set their eyes on buying the talented player in the July/August transfer window but pulled out just before the deadline. Kaizer Chiefs also have an eye on him given that his contract expires in January 2020.
Other players said to join the Brazilians are Edmilson Dove and Thabo Nodada. If any of them make it to the team, they will join other Mamelodi new players like Sammy Seabi who left Polokwane City in the July/August window.
Mamelodi Sundowns players
Mamelodi Sundowns players salaries may not be as high as Itumeleng Khune salary of R480,000 from Kaizer Chiefs F.C., but they are some of the most attractive in the PSL. Drama erupted after Mamelodi Sundowns new signings were given some very hefty compensations. The longer serving players complained about this issue, but Coach Pitso dismissed it saying that those who were unhappy were free to leave.
Mamelodi Sundowns has proven many times that they are among the best that South Africa has to offer. Next year will be a monumental achievement for them and a PSL title victory will be the icing on their Golden jubilee cake.
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