PSL praise Sundowns for title victory

Sundowns beat Supersport United 3-0 to clinch the PSL title on Tuesday night.

Premier Soccer League CEO Brand de Villiers. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has offered their congratulations to Sundowns, winners of this year's PSL title, via their CEO Brand de Villiers.

The Brazilians clinched the title on Tuesday night with a game to spare after beating local rivals Supersport United 3-0 at Loftus.

De Villiers says Sundowns are deserving winners, having been in contention for the title from the start.

"Sundowns had a fantastic season, and congratulations to them. The players, Teko (Modise) and his team, as well as the coach Pitso (Mosimane) have done a fantastic job this year. They've never been worse than second place in the league."

"We are happy to declare Mamelodi Sundowns the winners of the 2013/14 Absa Premiership. This has been a fantastic season for them and I congratulate the club President, Patrice Motsepe, management, coach Pitso Mosimane, captain Alje Schut and the players for a sterling season. Mamelodi Sundowns showed character and determination coming behind in the Absa Premiership championship race and finishing at the summit."

The final round of league fixtures taking place on Saturday are a mere formality for both the champions as well as for Golden Arrows, who have been relegated.

De Villiers says that last night's matches proved what an exciting competition the PSL has been this season.

"It creates a lot of excitement in the country. Soccer is supported passionately by millions of fans. You could see the excitement last night with everyone trying to find out the scores of the other matches. It creates a lot of excitement."