JOHANNESBURG: Mamelodi Sundowns has officially been crowned the winner of the Premier Soccer League 2019/20 season after they managed a 3-0 win over Black Leopards.
Kaizer Chiefs were at the summit of the log from August 2019 to September 2020 but it was Mamelodi Sundowns who eventually walked away with the biggest prize, securing the league title on the final day of the season.
As a result, Sundowns have made history as they are the only South African team to win the PSL title in three successive seasons on two occasions.
Eyewitness News reported that, “this marks coach Pitso Mosimane’s fifth league title, making this a historic win. It is Sundowns’ third title in a row and 10th in total”.
Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs went into the day leading by goal difference but Baroka held them to a one-all draw – denying them the title.
It’s a sad day for Kaizer Chiefs who needed a win from today’s match to take the title. AmaKhosi were held to a 1-1 draw with Baroka FC.
Meanwhile, Stellenbosch FC, in their maiden season, finished 10th despite a loss to Orlando Pirates.
In their final game, after nearly a century in top-flight football, Bidvest Wits managed a 3-1 win over Maritzburg United, with Gavin Hunt and his chargers finishing fourth overall.
Sundowns went into their game against Black Leopards fully aware that the title race wasn’t in their hands but were somehow hoping Baroka would do them a favour by at least denying Chiefs a win at Bidvest Stadium.