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Sundowns Boss Makes Prediction For PSL Football

Mamelodi Sundowns Owner Patrice Motsepe Predicts Bright Future For PSL Football

By Soccer Laduma - May 14, 2018 02:15 PM
Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe says South Africans should be proud of the growing competition in the Absa Premiership but believes there is "still a long way to go" in the development of domestic football. 
 
 
The billionaire mining magnate was able to join in the celebrations after the full-time whistle at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday as Sundowns were officially crowned league champions following their final-day draw at Bloemfontein Celtic.
 
The success marked a record eighth Absa Premiership crown for the Brazilians, five of which have been secured with Motsepe at the helm, although it was anything but a walkthrough as Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and even Maritzburg United were amongst the title challengers heading into the final third of the campaign.
 
At the other end of the spectrum, none know the increased level of competition better than top-flight ever-presents Ajax Cape Town, whose Premiership status is now in doubt after finishing in the PSL relegation play-off spot, while Platinum Stars suffered automatic relegation and will contest the National First Division next term. 
 
 
Speaking of the growing competition in the PSL, Mostepe told SuperSport: "We want to thank the supporters, Pitso, the players, also the leadership of the PSL - wonderful work - and each and every team.
 
"A lot of very, very good work has been done and I think we can all be very, very proud as South Africans - the quality of football is very, very good.
 
"But, there's still a long way to go and we just hope that the good work that Pitso is doing with the players will continue."
 
When asked if Sundowns were realising the vision he had set out for the club, Motsepe said: "Well, you know, it's the ambitions of supporters, of various stakeholders, it's not necessarily my vision. I think I'm just honoured to be part of many, many stakeholders, who've made humble contributions, including the players and club owners who were there before me."
 

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Gustin Sirino Joined: 17 Apr 2018
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Gustin Sirino May 15, 2018 09:00 AM
@LeCowhlohlo Chiefs was formed exactly on that principle, they use to take all best players from teams up until the end of apartheid . now you are crying
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magents02 Joined: 07 Feb 2012
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magents02 May 15, 2018 07:28 AM
Motsepe ke poo not bo semang-mang
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Ngwende Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ngwende May 14, 2018 08:59 PM
We did it. My President, we did it. Haters are in hibernation. Some Zebra fans are in jail as I write.
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LeCowhlohlo Joined: 07 Oct 2016
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LeCowhlohlo May 14, 2018 07:11 PM
I hate that your money is destroying the dignity of the Soweto giants. Our bank accounts are financially bankrupt to compete with you to buy the players we are monitoring.
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Smoothery Joined: 11 Feb 2014
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Smoothery May 14, 2018 06:58 PM
Humility at it’s best as the President speaks. No wonder his football venture keeps on growing as a brand and productively. We are humbled to have such a humble leader in you, Mr President Motsepe. You are a role model of note
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dellah May 14, 2018 06:18 PM
Welcum back love-downs
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Love-downs May 14, 2018 06:16 PM
Champions champions champions! Sundowns we love you so much. #kby4life
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dellah Joined: 21 Nov 2017
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dellah May 14, 2018 06:00 PM
@madchief let me hurt u once more, Gianni Infantino Fifa President will b in de country on Wednesday forSundowns nd Barca game which means 2 hrs later he will b watching UEFA final between Marseille nd Atletico Madrid so u have de ryt 2 watch netbal nd ignore Sundowns nd Barca game
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MadChief Joined: 02 Aug 2011
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MadChief May 14, 2018 05:59 PM
Truth hurts clowns here !who was talking about league?I'm talking about PSL campaign which include 3 league tko competitions MTN,Tko and Nedbank which is yet to be finalised to end the current PSL campaign.
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Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos May 14, 2018 05:52 PM
To be a Mighty Downs supporter is a blessing itself,i mean blessing in the true sense of the word.
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi May 14, 2018 05:48 PM
All the shareholders has been killed mysteriously @ Soweto
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi May 14, 2018 05:46 PM
He is a bleesd gentleman with a good heart not a tsotsi who has people killed to get ownership of the club.
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setlaboswana May 14, 2018 05:45 PM
@fofos, the President invested heavily in this Club. He value his Players very much and stood by his employees during difficult times. That is the difference in my opinion.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana May 14, 2018 05:31 PM
It is concerning that there are bloggers who still don't know Mighty Downs are 2017/2018 ABSA Premiership Champions until next season.
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fofos Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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fofos May 14, 2018 05:25 PM
Allegiances aside, Mr Motsepe is doing what Kaizer and Khoza have failed to do and I respect the manner in which he is trying to elevate our league to the top.
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setlaboswana May 14, 2018 05:18 PM
@MadChief, enjoy what is left in your league campaign. We have a business to take care of in Africa.
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setlaboswana May 14, 2018 05:12 PM
@MadChief, it is the President 'statement that has been quoted here wena mambara.
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Mtwesi May 14, 2018 05:08 PM
Concluded motsepe
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King man Joined: 20 Apr 2018
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King man May 14, 2018 04:54 PM
@MadChief The name says it all, you have a big problem that need your attention. You hate kby for no reason. Spend money to make money do you know how much supersport and other broadcast paid to televise that game. Before you say something first do a research. Masadawana!!!!!
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana May 14, 2018 04:19 PM
My President is a Diplomatic and a Humble Leader, the honour he is giving us is immeasurable.

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