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Downs Boast Almost Twice As Many Internationals As Chiefs

Mamelodi Sundowns Have The Most Internationals In Their Squad

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 27, 2017 11:53 AM

When it comes to players that have been capped for their national teams, Mamelodi Sundowns have more than any other club in the Absa Premiership and almost twice as many as Kaizer Chiefs.

Read: Weekly Downs Transfer Wrap

An indication of a player’s quality can be found in a national team call-up and being trusted to represent his country, a great honour for any player. The PSL’s leader in terms of international players in their squad is CAF Champions League champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Click through the images above to see the PSL’s leading squads in terms of international players.

The squad available to Pitso Mosimane this season boasts no fewer than 22 players that have earned international caps in their careers, including the likes of Kennedy Mweene (Zambia), Denis Onyango (Uganda), Anthony Laffor (Liberia), Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe) and nine Bafana Bafana internationals, such as Percy Tau, Oupa Manyisa and Sibusiso Vilakazi. Overall, the team’s players have represented seven different nations. 

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Coming in second place are Bidvest Wits, who have 20 internationals on their books, including Darren Keet, Daine Klate and Thulani Hlatshwayo, amongst the Bafana Bafana stars, while the likes of Elias Pelembe (Mozambique), Amr Gamal (Egypt) and Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi) have represented other countries from around the continent.

SuperSport United also have 18 international players, including the likes of Dean Furman, Bradley Grobler, Thuso Phala.

In fourth place are Orlando Pirates, who have 14 current and former international stars on their books, including Thabo Matlaba, Abubaker Mobara and Tendai Ndoro (Zimbabwe). However, their numbers are dominated by stars that haven’t represented their respective countries for some time, including Issa Sarr, Ayanda Gcaba and Happy Jele, while Kaizer Chiefs have 13 players currently on their books in fifth place, with the likes of Erick Mathoho, Itumeleng Khune, Willard Katsande (Zimbabwe) all part of their team.

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Do you think having internationals in your team is an indicator of your club’s quality? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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The sky #$ Aug 28, 2017 04:12 PM
Chiefs is a small team
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kadish Aug 28, 2017 09:38 AM
@mabo90 _ We dont need players like Mbuyane who performed only against Downs we need quality
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musa005 Aug 28, 2017 02:05 AM
Yellow nation
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Ngevenge Aug 27, 2017 09:02 PM
Rubbish
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mabo90 Aug 27, 2017 08:15 PM
pitso a ke bone bohlokwa Brockies he never gave downs any hard time.
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NoelMoshia Aug 27, 2017 07:00 PM
cowditor you sound bored neh.why dnt you just buy atleast a botle of whine to refresh your...mind/body!
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ezramokadi2 Aug 27, 2017 05:54 PM
This editor is board how can u expect both chiefs and Pirates have more player with the form the possess Mara he
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Armchair Critic Aug 27, 2017 04:34 PM
All chiefs players are capped
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CRAZY BONES MOTHULA P Aug 27, 2017 04:09 PM
Lol cowditor u r drnk mqoboti & smoked smelling socks datz y u r feeding us wt rotten news lol, pls SL reshuffle needed urgently cz yr journalist his to lazy
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@McCoora Aug 27, 2017 03:57 PM
Kikikikiki editor you are rubbing acid to these wounded idiots now
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#bhudaza Aug 27, 2017 03:51 PM
@CRAZY BONES MOTHULA P you kaizer chiefs fans don't know soccer you're just tjatjaraag like yo manager !!
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JingleBells Mosimane Aug 27, 2017 02:48 PM
Bafana Bafana is nothing without Mamelodi Sundowns... the same goes to this kaizer chiefs nonsense...money dat amakhosi got from The Mighty Downs for Lebest services helped kaizer chiefs a lot as they managed to pay outstanding signing on fees for rama,maluleka and tower...Mamelodi Sundowns is always available for those in need...7-up KBY
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Lelyz Aug 27, 2017 02:30 PM
Talking like P Tau, Vilakazi, G Lebese , Zwane etc , the can add value too ,2our National squad. 2u Mr
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CRAZY BONES MOTHULA P Aug 27, 2017 02:18 PM
Cowditor u r full of jokes, serious There is lot of foreigns at Sundowns, so u count foreigns on our national team? Stop smoking smelling under wear cowditor
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Lelyz Aug 27, 2017 01:57 PM
To have more International player's make the team hv balance squad & compite in international level also to bost our National team with experience player ,well done masandawana! Ntwentle motho waiketsetsa.
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who else can it be if it's not the African Champions, ka bo yellow till death
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