Mamelodi Sundowns win Record 10th South Africa Premier League title In Dramatic Fashion

Mamelodi Sundowns pulled off one of the most jaw-dropping comebacks in South African history, winning the Premier Soccer League on the last day of the season.

Sundowns beat Black Leopards 3-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium to lift the league title after Kaizer Choefs were held to a 1-1 draw by Baroka FC.

What makes this achievement sweeter for Sundowns is Chiefs were at some stage 13 points ahead of them.

But this was when they were still busy with their Caf Champions League commitments, and that lead was reduced to 10 points in November 2019.

The gap began to narrow as Sundowns crashed out of the Champions League and before the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa in March, Mosimane’s men were just four points behind Chiefs with a game in hand.

As Sundowns players and staff were celebrating a title in a season that they hardly had the lead, Chiefs players and their coaches were weeping, trying to make sense of how they let a title they were looking so good to win slip in the last moment.

Other than Sundowns winning the league, Baroka’s 1-1 draw with Chiefs meant they were safe from relegation, while Black Leopards’ loss to the Brazilians will force them to play in the promotional/relegation play-offs.

Polokwane City were relegated, and will next season play First Division football.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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