Ambition is something Mamelodi Sundowns are all about, and the club has aspirations of not only conquering the PSL, but Africa as well. At the moment, we know Orlando Pirates is the one South African club doing well in continental competition, having reached the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Here is what Downs can learn from Pirates' showings in Africa:
Sundowns Shouldn't Be Afraid To Prioritise
It is important for clubs to do well in all competitions, but sometimes winning them all can be too much to handle. This calls for prioritisation and singling out where to invest energy for maximum results. Bucs have always put Africa high up on the "to-do" list and if Downs want to conquer Africa, they have to do the same.
Sacrifice For The Long Run
Pirates may not be doing all too well in the Absa Premiership at the moment, but most of their efforts have been put into the CCC, and it's paying off. Bucs made this sacrifice over the years and have become a household name in Africa as a result.
Integrate Continental Competition Into The Club's Philosophy
Downs have won the most league trophies in the PSL era, so we can naturally come to the conclusion that it has been the club's main objective. Nevertheless, if the Brazilians want to be giants in Africa, they should engrave that ambition into the fabric of the club and make it their top target.
What else can the Brazilians learn from Pirates in this regard?