Cape Town - Minister of Sport and Recreation,
Fikile Mbalula, has congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns, its coach and goalkeeper for
their accolades at the 2016 CAF awards.
Mamelodi Sundowns won the African Football Club of the
Year, coach Pitso Mosimane took the African Coach of the Year and
goalkeeper Denis Onyango took the CAF Player of the Year - Based in Africa award at the
"In the year 2016 we saw the crowning of our own
Mamelodi Sundowns led by coach Pitso Mosimane as giants of African football.
Their story of hard work, dedication and excellence speaks for itself. It is
with great excitement to see the affirmation and recognition of such hard work
through these accolades. I am grateful to have honored Mamelodi Sundowns and
its coach at the South African Sport Awards.
"Through the South African Sport Awards they were shown
that not only the continent recognizes and affirms them, but their home country
as well. I congratulate Mamelodi Sundowns, it's coach and goalkeeper on these
accolades and thank them for their continued hoisting of our flag with nothing
but pride and excellence," Mbalula said.
Mbalula thanked the supporters of
Mamelodi Sundowns and all South Africans who have shown their support to the
club and its coach throughout their journey.