The African National Congress congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns on being crowned champions of the 2016 CAF Champions League yesterday, 23 October 2016, in Alexandria, Egypt.
Mamelodi Sundowns is the second South African team, in 21 years, to win this continental championship tournament. The Chloorkop-based Downs produced a legendary performance to make us, South Africans, and the entire SADC region very proud. This success elevates South African football to greater heights.
The ANC further wishes Mamelodi Sundowns all the best as they will be representing the African continent at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, to be hosted in Japan, from the 8th to the 18th of December 2016. We have no doubt that their spectacular performance will again prevail on the World stage. The sky is the limit.
To Mamelodi Sundowns’ President Patrice Motsepe, Coach Pitso Mosimane, the entire Technical Staff, and players, thank you for your determination and commitment.