Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Matthew Booth believes the club was a victim of their own success in the Premiership.
Sundowns were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup and CAF competition but had a brilliant run in the league which they won with two games in hand.
Although the Brazilians won the Telkom Knockout, they were unable to make their mark in the other knockout competitions.
"The league is so competitive and they've been so successful this season. They were bound to lose at some point," Booth told Soccer Laduma.
"They only lost three times in the league, but that's the beauty of cup football. The in-form team doesn't always go through."
Sundowns will hoist the Premiership title after their final match of the season against Platinum Stars on Saturday.