Own Correspondent|Mamelodi Sundowns retained their Absa Premiership title with a win against Free State Stars. Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane had urged his side to give their best – and they did.
Mamelodi Sundowns lifted the ABSA Premiership trophy for a record ninth championship in the Premier Soccer League era at Goble Park in Bethlehem.
“Look where we are, we have to go for it,” Mosimane said this week.
“This will will be the biggest one for me in my football career. I would say probably the first league title that Sundowns won with me here in 2014 was an emotional one, but this one – whether we win it or not – I always say it will remain the big one because we lost important players like Khama Billiat and Percy Tau and really couldn’t find proper combination upfront.”
Mosimane praised his players for juggling between domestic and CAF Champions League matches, where Masandawana reached the semi-final stage, but were knocked out by Wydad Casablanca of Morocco last weekend.
Sundowns were two points clear of second placed Orlando Pirates heading into this afternoon’s final round of fixtures and can’t afford to drop points against Stars, who were fighting to avoid relegation.
See celebration picture below: