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FIFA recognises Sundowns achievement

2016-10-24 13:38
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Cape Town - Global football governing body FIFA have recognised Mamelodi Sundowns' achievement for winning their maiden title in the 2016 edition of the CAF Champions League.

Sundowns beat Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate to join Orlando Pirates as one of only two South African clubs to win Africa's most prestigious club competition.

A host of top SA government officials, PSL clubs and sports personalities have already taken to social media to offer their congratulations to the Brazilians for scooping the gong.

The victory means Sundowns will go forward as the continent's representative for the Club World Cup in December.

The tournament, which features the champions from FIFA's six different confederations as well as the host country, will take place in Japan from 8 December.

It is the first time a club from Mzansi has qualified since the tournament's inception in 2000.

FIFA have recognised Downs' achievement by stating that Bafana Ba Style will be the first SA side to participate in the competition.

The governing body said on their official website: "Sundowns will be the first SA club to play at the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the CAF Champions League."

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