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May 14, 2018 02:30 PM


Sundowns Fan: 'There's No Need For Treble Aspirants To Test Downs' Success'

Mamelodi Sundowns were officially crowned the Absa Premiership champions in Bloemfontein on the weekend, after playing to a goalless stalemate against Free State side Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Brazilians lifted the league trophy for the eight time the PSL era, doubling the number of times league rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have each claimed the title. Masandawana have certainly enjoyed glorious cup moments in the past five years, having won seven trophies in total in that time.

Downs' latest success has seen many refer to the new champions as the best in Africa. However, a number of fans have disputed this. Some believe that although the Yellow Nation has done well in recent years, they are still far from being classified as the best on the African continent.

Supporters Club member and Masandawana fan Smoothery has given his views on what he thinks it takes for a team to qualify as the best in the world of football. 

"For the benefit of those who are new to SA football, we ought to provide clarity here," he said.

"In the new era after the NSL i.e. from 1996/97 to date (the PSL era), no team has dominated a season to collect all four trophies on offer (clean sweep). Therefore, no one should claim that their team's achievement is a milestone that other teams have to match but teams can set their own individual targets and praise their achievements without fear or favour.

"Winning their eighth PSL tittle, for Sundowns, is a milestone that no other has matched, so is qualification for the Champions League in five consecutive seasons, so is winning the Champions League and the Super Cup.

"There's absolutely no need for treble aspirants to impose that as a barometer to test Downs' success. If Bucs believe that the ultimate victory is winning the treble twice and staying for 5+ maiden seasons without silverware, let that be their journey and keep it to themselves. This is about Pitso's ambition for his team and for the Masandawana nation. We are running different races."

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45calibre Joined: 29 May 2015
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45calibre May 16, 2018 02:51 PM
Unfortunately it will take 95 yrs before double treble record is broken,anyway we will long be gone.
Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos May 16, 2018 12:38 PM
Pirates supporters have every reason to remind us of a double treble.
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Schakos May 16, 2018 12:35 PM
So its Pirates double treble success,its unmatched and Bucs faithfools will always take pride to the fact that they are the only team in the PSL ever to achieve a double treble,total league dominance
Khaya Shozi Joined: 24 May 2017
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Khaya Shozi May 15, 2018 09:14 PM
I couldn't say it better amen to that brother. #Kby
slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo May 15, 2018 05:29 PM
@fifa behind chiefs-true.gone are da days fr dunusa
FIFA behind chiefs Joined: 24 Jan 2018
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FIFA behind chiefs May 15, 2018 09:50 AM
ur dancing song is finished now is tym for chiefs n rats to set their dancing song

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