This journey of utter dominance has been adorned by the collective efforts of different eras, each characterized by its unique composition of players and occasional managerial transitions. Yet, amidst these changes, a constant feature has remained unwavering during these last six years — the winning ethos, deeply entrenched in the fabric of Mamelodi Sundowns. This winning philosophy has propelled the club to become a force to be reckoned with, not just in South Africa but across the continent. Long-serving legendary midfielder Themba ‘Mshishi’ Zwane, who epitomizes the essence of this remarkable stretch of league success, reflects on his personal growth and development throughout his time with the club.
“I have been fortunate enough to be a part of numerous exhilarating moments with the club, from clinching the CAF Champions League in 2016 to achieving league success on multiple occasions (10 times in total and 7 with Sundowns). Each of these triumphs came with its own set of challenges, and yet, we consistently found a way to overcome them. As we set our sights on the upcoming season, we anticipate even tougher opposition and it is precisely this challenge that fuels our motivation to push ourselves harder and strive for even greater achievements,” expressed Onyango.
Having experienced multiple eras during his time at Chloorkop, Denis holds great admiration for the unyielding mindset that continues to be a driving force, even for new players who join the club, “The DNA of this club is deeply rooted in clinching trophies and the club’s approach is centered around fostering a winning culture in all players. The pursuit of titles is what motivates us and each new season carries significant importance for the club. We firmly believe that hard work is the key to achieving remarkable things and this belief is shared by every individual here.” Denis further emphasized, “The league title holds special significance for us as it provides an opportunity to showcase our abilities in the CAF Champions League. With the new generation of players, we have full confidence in our capabilities to continue our success and create new chapters of accomplishments,” concluded Denis.The number ‘seven’ will hold great significance for Bafana Ba Style in the upcoming season. Alongside their quest for a seventh consecutive league title, the Brazilians will also be aiming for a seventh Nedbank Cup, having already clinched the prestigious knockout tournament six times in the past.The stage is set for the Brazilians to script new tales of triumph and make an indelible mark on the South African football landscape. With an unwavering belief in our team’s abilities, we are confident that they will rise to the occasion and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.