Who owns mamelodi sundowns now?

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 it. Sundowns is owned by South African business guru Patrice Motsepe. He was born on January 28, 1962 and is also a South African multi-millionaire mining businessman. 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.

Mamelodi Sundowns players are famous for the distinctive method of playing the Shoe Shine & piano, which consists of composing short but fast passes to resemble the Spanish Tiki-taka. Mamelodi Sundowns' third consecutive Premier Soccer League (PSL) title in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), won on Saturday, makes it the country's most successful team in terms of league titles. Sundowns' critics believe that Motsepe's financial support gives them an unfair advantage in a league where the Chiefs and Pirates are the only clubs with large cash surpluses. Mamelodi Sundowns is a professional football club located in Mamelodi, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

The president of SAFA, Danny Jordaan, announced at a press conference attended by the South African Sports Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, that the owner of Mamelodi Sundowns will be running for president of the African Football Confederation (CAF). It came after the Sundowns advanced to the final of the CAF Champions League in 2001 and lost to Egyptian football giant Al-Ahly. 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. Five years later, their women's team won the CAF Women's Champions Championship, making Sundowns the first African club to win the CAF Champions League and the CAF Women's Champions League titles.

With the club's dominance in South African and international football, some of the Mamelodi Sundowns players became club legends. JOHANNESBURG - The Mamelodi Sundowns won their sixth consecutive South African Premier League title on Saturday while preparing to play in an African Football Confederation (CAF) competition. Three years later, the Sundowns won the Grand Prix of the Champions League, equaling the Pirates as the only South African team to win the top prize from clubs in Africa. 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”.

Zola Mahobe is said to have spent around 2 million rands to boost the Sundowns in his first two years as club owner. Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate a goal that helped them beat Zamalek 3-1 to win the African Champions League. The club won promotion to the top flight in 1983, when it was owned by a couple of doctors from the municipality of Mamelodi, on the outskirts of Pretoria, and was led by Englishman Dave Barber, who had moved to South Africa in the mid-60s.

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