Zuma heaps praise on Sundowns for Champions League victory

The president has joined South Africans in congratulating the team who clinched the continental title.

FILE: A Mamelodi Sundowns player celebrates a goal. Picture: @ Masandawana via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns for clinching the CAF Champions League title.

Zuma says the team has earned the country another star on the continent, which will only propel the country forward in the international football fraternity.

Sundowns won the title last night after beating Egyptian outfit Zamalek 3-1.

"It is indeed a glorious moment in South Africa and we congratulate Mamelodi Sundowns players, technical team and its entire management for representing us very well in this historically difficult continental championship and earned South Africa another star."

The president also thanked all South Africans for rallying behind the team, saying their support has yielded impressive results not only for Sundowns but for the entire nation.

Sundowns has joined another South African outfit, Orlando Pirates, who won Africa's top club championship in 1995 to earn the country its first title in this competition.