Mamelodi Sundowns clinch record-extending fifth successive league title
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Mamelodi Sundowns clinch record-extending fifth successive league title

Mamelodi Sundowns clinched their fifth straight DStv Premiership title following a 0-0 draw with Cape Town City at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The point saw Sundowns open an unsustainable 13-point gap over second-placed Roya AM with only four matches left. 

For City, the draw saw them move above Orland Pirates into third and maintained their push for a CAF spot next season.

It was Mamelodi's 12th since the PSL era kicked off in the 1996/97 season, 

“It was nice to wrap up the title in front of our supporters,” said Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena. “We missed them so much when they were barred from stadiums for two years due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“Winning would have been nicer, but there was no lack of effort from our boys tonight. City have not lost this year and proved very resolute opponents.

“Five league titles in a row is an incredible achievement and the secret of our success is that everyone at the club works together, from the chairman down.”

Sundowns and the runners-up go into the Champions League and the club finishing third qualifies for the Confederation Cup along with the FA Cup winners.