Mamelodi Sundowns

The most successful club in South African league football. Image: @RocNationSi / Twitter

WATCH: Sundowns coach makes comparisons to top EPL teams!

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena has referenced top English clubs such as Man City as they seek to build on their success.

Mamelodi Sundowns

The most successful club in South African league football. Image: @RocNationSi / Twitter

Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned 2021/22 DStv Premiership champions for the fifth season in succession following their goalless draw against Cape Town City FC at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday.

BREAKING: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS CHAMPIONS OF MZANSI – AGAIN!

A host of records tumbled as Sundowns continued their dominance over local rivals, claiming the top-flight title for a 12th time. MasandawanaΒ only needed to avoid defeat to take an unassailable lead in the standings which they did without too much fuss.

Ultimately, the Brazilians secured a point to successfully defend their championship as they retained their number one spot with 58 points in the DStv Premiership with four matches left to play and 13 points ahead of second placed Royal AM .

However, Masandawana were recently knocked out of the CAF Champions League competition after reaching the quarter-final stage with a perfect run in the group stages. The South African champions played to a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium for a 3-2 aggregate score and a disappointing defeat to Angola’s Petro Atletico a few days ago.

The club is now preparing for the semi-final stage of the Nedbank Cup where they will play against Royal AM in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, 30 April.

Co-coach Rhulani Mokwena has now provided insight into the way forward for the club, interestingly making reference to top English Premier League clubs as he explained why it was essential for the team to avoid complacency and keep building on their success.

Check out some of the facts, figures and celebrations below:

MAMELODI SUNDOWNS’ 4 REMAINING DSTV PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES

Tuesday, 3 May v Sekhukhune United (A) – 17:30

Sunday, 8 May v Kaizer Chiefs (A) – 17:30

Saturday, 14 May v Stellenbosch FC (H) – 15:00

Saturday, 21 May v Royal AM (A) – 15:00

PSL CHAMPIONS SINCE 1996/97

1996/97 – Manning Rangers

1997/98 – Masandawana

1998/99 – Masandawana

1999/00 – Masandawana

2000/01 – Orlando Pirates

2001/02 – Santos

2002/03 – Orlando Pirates

2003/04 – Kaizer Chiefs

2004/05 – Kaizer Chiefs

2005/06 – Masandawana

2006/07 – Masandawana

2007/08 – SuperSport United

2008/09 – SuperSport United

2009/10 – SuperSport United

2010/11 – Orlando Pirates

2011/12 – Orlando Pirates

2012/13 – Kaizer Chiefs

2013/14 – Masandawana

2014/15 – Kaizer Chiefs

2015/16 – Masandawana

2016/17 – Wits

2017/18 – Masandawana

2018/19 – Masandawana

2019/20 – Masandawana

2020/21 – Masandawana

2021/22 – Masandawana

TITLES WON BY CLUB

12 – Masandawana

4 – Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs

3 – SuperSport United

1 – Manning Rangers, Santos, Wits