Mamelodi Sundowns crowned 2015/2016 PSL Champions
This is a record seventh championship victory for Sundowns since the start of the PSL in 1996.
JOHANNESBURG - Pitso Mosimane and his Mamelodi Sundowns charges have been crowned the kings of South African football once again, winning their second title in three seasons.
This is a record seventh championship victory for Sundowns since the start of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in 1996 and it has come with two matches still to play this season.
The 'Brazilians' beat the University of Pretoria 3-0 at the Tuks Stadium on Wednesday to seal league glory with all three goals coming from Liberian marksman Anthony Laffor.
As expected, Sundowns dictated matters for much of the 90 minutes, scoring the first two goals, through Laffor inside the opening 20 minutes and then the third 15 minutes into the second half - all thanks to some shabby defending from Shaun Bartlett's men.
Their triumph is largely thanks to Wits' failure to beat Mpumalanga Black Aces on Tuesday night - with that match ending in a 2-2, meaning that Sundowns needed all three points to wrap the season up.
This league title sees Sundowns complete the league double, after winning the Telkom Knockout Cup in December, where they beat rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the final.
With this trophy, Mosimane has now etched his name in the South African history books as arguably the most successful Sundowns coach, as he's now won four trophies in his three seasons at the club.
The Chloorkop outfit still have one more milestone beckoning; they are looking to be the first side to notch up 71 points since the introduction of the 16-team league.
To date, Downs have won 20 games out of 28, drawing five and losing three - scoring 52 goals and conceding 20…the least of all the teams in the top flight, as one would expect.
An evidently proud and pleased Mosimane, praised his side's performance after their win over Tuks.
Sundowns will be glad to have wrapped the league up already, as their next two clashes are against some very tough opposition; Wits on Tuesday, 11 May and Platinum Stars on Saturday, 21 May.