MAMELODI SUNDOWNS ‘DENMARK’ OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Head Coach of Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane claims the club is the ‘Denmark’ of the African Champions League after the side booked their place in the 2016 final of the tournament.


Mamelodi Sundowns would trade tackles with Zamalek of Egypt after thrashing Zesco United of Zambian 2-0 in the second leg of the semi final game on Saturday.

The club were earlier knocked out by AS Vita Club of DR Congo, but the Pretoria-based club got a rare chance to continue in the tournament after Vita were disqualified. The football apex body, CAF, disqualified Vita for fielding an ineligible player during the opening rounds of the tournament. Sundowns surprisingly won four of its group matches to top the table. They met and eliminated Zesco in the last four with a 3-2 aggregate.

Mosimane referred to his side as Denmark due to the exploits of the country as far back as 1992. Denmark received a invitation in the last minute to take the spot reserved for Yugoslavia at the European Championship in Sweden. Yugoslavia was war-torn so they couldn’t make the tournament. (more…)