Over R70 million at stake for Sundowns


Mamelodi Sundowns’ smooth sailing campaign in pursuit of a historic quadruple will add so much weight to their bank balance that they could total over R70 million in prizemoney.

Sundowns are cruising this term on both the domestic and continental fronts standing as favourites in all competitions that they are involved in.

The Brazilians have already lifted the R8 million worth MTN8 after getting past Cape Town City in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in October.

They have also already added R3 million from two Q-innovations earnings.

The Chloorkop based club is also in the quarterfinals of both the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.

If they win the Nedbank, they will bank R7 million plus a participation fee of R250 000 but for now, they will have to get past third tier league club Summerfield Dynamos in the last eight, which appears an easy draw for them.

However, the ultimate prize is the Champions League which carries the value of US$2,5 million (approximately R37 million) along with a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup while there is also an offering of a further R3 million winners’ cheque in the once off CAF Super Cup match.

Sundowns have been the first and only club confirmed as group winners to date and will now await their quarterfinal opponents from the runners-up in the other three groups.

In the DStv Premiership, they have 14 points cushion at the top with seven games left to play as they manoeuvre their way towards a record fifth consecutive league title.

For winning the league yet again they will get R15 million. 

Then for the two remaining Q-innovations (Q3 and Q4) they are also still in contention with the reshuffling of fixtures keeping them waiting for now.

R3 million is at stake for Q3 and Q4.

So, if Sundowns win the quadruple along with all Q-innovations that will be a total of approximately R73 million.

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