Mamelodi Sundowns Bag R125 Million for African Football League Participation, Fans Proud

Mamelodi Sundowns Bag R125 Million for African Football League Participation, Fans Proud

  • Mamelodi Sundowns bagged serious money for their participation in the African Football League
  • Masandawana won the AFL after defeating Wydad in the second leg of the final over the weekend, and they added R73 million to the bank, making their combined earnings for the competition just over R125 million
  • Netizens were overjoyed that their team won and suggested that all the players represent Bafana Bafana

With eight years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News, Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist, provided coverage of current affairs, shedding light on sports-related news, events and developments in the sports sector.

Mamelodi Sundowns became the champions of Africa when they defeated Wydad in the African Football League finals
Mamelodi Sundowns pocketed over R125 million for participating in the AFL competition. Image: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images
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Mamelodi Sundowns walked away from the African Champions League with hundreds of millions. From the first stage of the competition to the final, which they won, Masandawana made a whopping R125,355,995 from the quarterfinals to the finals.

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Sundowns win the AFL

Mamelodi Sundowns recently played against Wydad in the AFL finals. They lost 2-1 during the first leg but turned the tables around in the second leg at Loftus Versfeld, where they won with an aggregate score of 3-2. They walked away with over R73 million after the finals.

How much money Sundowns made in AFL

According to SportsBrief, Mamelodi Sundowns made much more money from the competition when the total sum of prize money during each knockout stage was put together. They secured R18.7 million when they progressed to the semi-final.

After defeating Petro De Luanda to advance to the semi-finals, Sundowns took home almost R32 million. This past weekend, on 12 November, they made history when they won the AFL Cup. @Masandawana posted on X to celebrate their monumental victory. View the tweet here.

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Fans celebrate AFL victory

Fans flocked to the comment section to sing their team’s praises.

Karyna said:

“I’m proud of this team. Thank you, Bafana Ba Style.”

Sive asked:

“Can we take everyone there to play Bafana Bafana?”

BG Nhlapo was moved.

“This particular team is amazing.”

Simphiwe Zwane wrote:

“Please represent us in all Bafana Bafana games going forward.”

Legendary Brackadash remarked:

“We no longer argue with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans. We will just be wasting time nje. Mamelodi Sundowns is the best club in South Africa and the whole of Africa.”

Rulani Mokwena confident Sundowns will win AFL finals

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach, Rulani Mokwena, was confident that Mamelodi Sundowns would win the AFL.

He spoke after Wydad defeated Masandawana in Casablanca, Morocco, in the first leg of the competition. Fans agreed and put their faith in their team, which was well rewarded when they clinched the AFL Cup.

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Source: Briefly News

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