PSL's Khoza joins fans in welcoming Sundowns

Khoza says Mamelodi Sundowns’ CAF Champions League victory has put SA football back where it belongs.

Mamelodi Sundowns' players celebrate after winning the CAF Champions League title. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has joined hundreds of supporters in welcoming back Mamelodi Sundowns at OR Tambo International Airport this morning, following the team's victory in the CAF Champions League.

Masandawana beat Egypt's Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate to lift the coveted trophy for only the second time ever by a South African club.

Fans and officials, all donning the club's iconic yellow kit, were at the airport since the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Khoza says this victory puts South African football back where it belongs.

"In 1995, Patrice Motsepe's father held this trophy high when Pirates came back from Ivory Coast. Today Patrice's son is holding this trophy high, 20 years later. For me it's very important that this achievement by Mamelodi Sundowns has restored the integrity and confidence of Premier Soccer League."