Nationally, they have also won the Nedbank Cup six times. Get exclusive access to the latest news and promotions. The Sundowns is owned by South African business magnate Patrice Motsepe and is one of the most valuable clubs in Africa, by market value. In 1969, Ingle Jinx Sigh, one of the founding players of the Sundowns and later owner of Marabastad Sundowns and Pretoria City (which later became Supersport United), decided to sell the club to Dr.
Sundowns Football Club, which originated in Marabastad, a cosmopolitan area in the northwest of the financial district of Pretoria in the early sixties, where it was formed by a group of young residents in the area. The Sundowns qualified for the continental title for the first time in the 1994 African Cup of Champions Clubs, but lost to AS Vita Club in the second round. It's no surprise that the Mamelodi Sundowns are better represented among the nominees, as their coaches and players compete for some of the categories. By the end of 1986, the club had won the Mainstay Cup in a 1-0 fight against Jomo Cosmos at Ellis Park and goalkeeper Mark Anderson was chosen Footballer of the Year due to the arrival of new players.
The Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club (known simply as Sundowns) is a South African professional football club based in Mamelodi, Pretoria, in the province of Gauteng, that plays in the Premier Soccer League, the first division of the South African football league system. Under the tutelage of Screamer Tshabalala, the Sundowns played an entertaining and effective style of soccer that became known as The Shoe Shine and Piano. The club was liquidated and the soccer family Angelo and Natasha Tsichlas spoke to the bank and saved the club. The PSL coach of the season award went to Mamelodi Sundowns co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.
The Sundowns coach, who was spending a lot of money, recruited the services of elite South African players in search of supremacy, and changed his equipment to look like that of the Brazilian national team, which earned them their nickname, the Brazilians. The captain of the Sundowns has been excluded by Hugo Broos in the Bafana, but he has shown that he still has what it takes to perform at a high level in his club. That same year, 1985, South African football was the first sport in the country to stop being racial and the National Football League was formed, which incorporated the best clubs in the country, including the Sundowns.