Mngqithi thanks Sundowns families for unconditional support


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has thanked the families of his title-winning side for their continued support throughout yet another marathon season.

The Brazilians completed a treble of trophies by lifting the DStv Premiership, MTN 8 and Nedbank Cup.

Masandawana missed out on a coveted CAF Champions League title after crashing out at the quarter-final stage against Angolan side, Pedro de Luanda.

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"Honestly speaking at Mamelodi Sundowns if you look at the number of games we have played you will realise maybe now we are in match number 47 and that is not easy for our team," Mngqithi said.

"With a lot of travelling in between and one always forgets to thank our families and the families of the players.

"Those young families honestly are always tested to the limit if you have to consider that our boys are always away from home.

"Maybe in one week they are away from home for four days and we always have something to say and point fingers when their families and relationships are not doing well.

"But the truth of the matter is you have to endure to be a spouse or partner of a Sundowns player and honestly that’s why I want to thank all our all families, our wives, partners, their girlfriends and all that.

"It's very important we do thank all of them because they will not function the way they are if it was not for the fact there are people supporting them from behind.

"I want to extend that word of gratitude to all these families and ask them to understand that next season again we are going for the same campaign of the Champions League which was our dent this season.

"Which I believe the team gave their best shot, to be honest," said Mngqithi.

Masandawana is still yet to wait again to go on holiday with the club expected to host a trophy parade in Pretoria on Wednesday.

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