Sports minister congratulates Sundowns on winning treble

Nathi Mthethwa

Before Sundowns victory within the league cup, the Brazilians already won the Telkom Knockout and therefore the Absa Premiership.

Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture has sent his congratulatory message to Sundowns for achieving a historic treble feat.

“Congratulations to ‘Bafana Ba Style’ (Mamelodi Sundowns) for his or her hard-fought effort in winning the Nedbank Cup and completing their historic domestic treble on Saturday,” read a press release from Mthethwa.

“The team of Patrice Motsepe, founded in 1960 [Sundowns were actually formed in 1970], absorbed the pain of playing within the Bio-Bubble in Gauteng and managed well the strict environment due Government’s Risk Adjustment Strategy (RAS) in containing the spread of COVID-19. And this demonstrated true Championship spirit once they remained focused despite adverse challenges of playing faraway from their home turf, and ahead of their “Ka Bo Yellow” fans.”

“Mamelodi Sundowns remained focused whilst playing during a Bio-Bubble environment, which wasn’t easy by managing to demonstrate courage and determination. Well done to teach Pitso Mosimane and his technical team, the whole Sundowns Players and Management for his or her victory. I wish them luck as they now move forward in preparation to represent the country within the CAF Champions League competition for the 7th time during a row next year,” said Minister Mthethwa.

“I take this chance also to congratulate Bloemfontein Celtic for his or her gallant display despite being runners up within the Nedbank Cup, they need also qualified to participate within the Caf Confederation Cup next season. I wish them the simplest as they’re going to even be representing the country on the continent.”

“In conclusion, my message of appreciation goes bent the South African Football Association (Safa), Premier Soccer league (PSL), Gauteng Provincial Government, City of Joburg for his or her support in ensuring that each one protocols were strictly adhered to in 2 containing the spread of COVID-19 during the wrapping from the football season, and their efforts will never go unnoticed.”

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