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Downs On Course to Make More History

It’s still early days, but Mamelodi Sundowns are looking good to make more history in the Premier Soccer League.

Following their 2-0 win against Baroka FC over the weekend, the defending league champions are top of the DSTV Premiership standings after 10 matches. They have a two-point lead over second-placed Swallows FC and are looking good to win a fourth straight Premiership title.

No club in the history of the PSL has won four titles in a row, so Sundowns have an opportunity to make history by claiming the championship this season.

Downs were the first South African club to reach 10 Premiership titles when they won it last season, labelling it 'La Decima'. 

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Following their win over Bakgaga, Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi said that they are right on track with the goals they have set for this season.

“In our planning for the season, we put out that we want to achieve 12 points in every five matches. In the first five cycle we got 13 points, in the second cycle we got 11 points. We brought one point to the second cycle, so it gives us exactly what we wanted to achieve. So one is very happy,” the former Golden Arrows coach said.

Scroll through the gallery for images from Sundowns' 2-0 win over Baroka FC

“The coaches have worked very hard, the players have worked very hard and everybody around the team has worked very hard. Our conditioning department has kept us strong and credit must be given to all of them. They have kept the whole team fresh and ready because there were times when we were forced to use players that are not playing regularly and they came in handy.

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“We really appreciate what we have achieved thus far, but this is just the beginning. We still have a long way to go. We have to stay focused and keep our feet on the ground.”

Sundowns, who claimed a domestic treble last season under the tutelage of former coach Pitso Mosimane, will be back in action on Saturday, January 16, when they take on Tshwane rivals SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

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