Mamelodi Sundowns Magazine
The Mamelodi Sundowns Magazine - Edition 2
It has been just over three months since we launched the first edition of The Mamelodi Sundowns Magazine − and just like a phenomenal first half of football- time seems to have flown right by
Football is called “the beautiful game” for many reasons. There is beauty in a bicycle kick; in a series of stepovers and a well-timed sliding tackle. But perhaps the most beautiful part of the game is the moment when a goal is scored.
Life can sometimes be unfair and unpredictable and no one can dictate where one will be born. More so, no one has absolute control over what manner of upbringing or neighbourhood one will experience at a tender age.
The popular saying ‘Tough times never last, but tough people do’ is always a constant reminder that there is more to present-day soccer stars than meets the eye.
As Denis Onyango saved his fifth spot-kick in the intense penalty shootout at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the coaches, players, supporters and everyone associated with the Mamelodi Sundowns family raised their arms aloft in relief and utter jubilation.
“Those who are blessed, need to bless others” − these were the humble and heartfelt words spoken by coach Steve Komphela at the end of a successful World Food Day outing with the Mamelodi Sundowns first team.
The festive season is often hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. It is a season of laughter, giving and spending time with family and loved ones.
Mamelodi Sundowns has continuously been on the fore front when it comes to promoting grassroots football across both the men's and women’s teams. Over the years, the club’s structures have prioritised the personal, physical, technical, tactical, psychological and social development of talented youngsters across the country.
Captains are integral to the beautiful game of football. They often act as a conduit between the dressing room and the coaches. Skippers usually possess an unbreakable spirit and an unyielding commitment to lead by example.
After clinching an unprecedented treble which comprised of the Hollywoodbets Super League, COSAFA CAF Women's Champions League qualifiers and the CAF Women's Champions League in Egypt, Sundowns Ladies have become synonymous with dominance in African women's football.