It is currently the most successful football club of the South African PSL era. Sundowns was founded in the early 1960s by a group of young people who lived in and around Marabastad, in Pretoria (Tshwane). If they don't win all the remaining games, four wins and a draw would still beat the current record. The Mamelodi Sundowns continue to break records by underlining their dominance in the DStv Premiership.
The Mamelodi Sundowns won the CAF Super Cup in their first attempt on Saturday by defeating TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1-0 in Pretoria. The flamboyant Zola Mahobe bought the Sundowns in 1985 and immediately used his charm to inspire the club to the second division league and get promoted to the first division. Zola Mahobe is said to have spent around 2 million rands to boost the Sundowns in his first two years as club owner. It came after the Sundowns advanced to the final of the CAF Champions League in 2001 and lost to Egyptian football giant Al-Ahly.
Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate a goal that helped them beat Zamalek 3-1 to win the African Champions League. Although the Mamelodi Sundowns tied their last three games of the DStv Premiership, the Brazilians are still 15 points ahead of SuperSport United, which is in second place. The Mamelodi Sundowns have won another league title with plenty of time to spare, but they are still on track to set a few more records. The club describes the club's name change to Mamelodi Sundowns as “a nod to its heritage in Atteridgeville, Eersterus and Laudium and to the club's headquarters in Mamelodi”.