Premier Soccer League acting Chief Executive, Mato Madlala has heaped praises on Mamelodi Sundowns after they reached the CAF Champions League final this past weekend.
The Brazilians triumphed in the semi-finals against Zesco United this past Saturday.
The 2-0 victory over the Zambian team gave Sundowns a 3-2 aggregate win. Madlala said Mamelodi Sundowns’ feat must be celebrated by all South Africans.
“We are extremely proud of what has been achieved by our member, Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League. We watched on Saturday night when they played Zesco United and we were filled with pride. Not only did we celebrate the victory, but we were also impressed by the manner it was achieved,” Madlala said.
She added: “As Mamelodi Sundowns edge closer to making history and conquer African club football, as the League, we are equally excited about this progress. Their success will always be associated with the PSL. We would like to congratulate them on the achievement so far.
“Of course the big task lies ahead in the final but we are confident they will ride this wave and bring glory to the country.” Mamelodi Sundowns are 180 minutes away from their first ever continental star. They will face Zamalek of Egypt in a two-legged final.”