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Congratulations Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club - The South African Flag is flying High today!
24 October 2016
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has with great joy received the good news of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club being crowned as the new CAF Champions League winners in Egypt last night, 23 October 2016. The new African champions have not only made their fans proud but the entire nation proud. Today, all of us are walking tall!
The ANCYL would like to take this opportunity to call on all South Africans to go out in numbers and warmly welcome the Brazilians in style as they return back to home. In our view, this is no small achievement since we last celebrated this victory and achievement in 1996. The ANCYL fully appreciates that when Mamelodi Sundowns was crowned the "Team of the Year in 2015", it was not a mistake!
The ANCYL would like to wish Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. all of the best for the rest of this season! We call upon all the teams that will represent us in any competition from now onwards to emulate Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. and bring the Cup home! We challenge all our teams to keep this cup within our boarders at least for the next 10 years, even if it means rotating the cup among themselves here in South Africa. As the ANCYL, urge all teams who are competing in the ABSA Premier League to double their efforts in promoting local football so as to contribute to the development and harnessing of local talent which our National team can use in international competitive games, especially since we have not been doing too well on this front. As the saying goes, "Local is lekker!"
Once again THANK YOU Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club for keeping the South African flag flying high! Indeed, Mamelodi Sundowns is a bunch of winners!
National Spokesperson African
National Congress Youth League