Mamelodi Sunsets concluded a ‘treble’ of Mzansi trophies this season after defeating Marumo Gallants 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup final Saturday.
Victory came in the 120th minute Thepelo Morena winner.
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As a penalty shootout loomed at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, substitute Morena found the time and space in the box to fire a low shot past the Zimbabwe keeper. WashingtonArubi.
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Namibian Pierre Shalulile put Masandawana ahead in the 33rd minute, collecting the ball past Arubi as he slid to score a 30th goal in all competitions this season.
Born in Ivory Coast Junior Dion equalized in the 75th minute, nodding past the Zambian keeper Kennedy Mweene from what appeared to be an offside position.
TV replays suggested Dion was ahead of any Mamelodi Sundowns defender, but South Africa failed to introduce VAR and the goal stood.
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Separated from Nedbank Cup (R7 million) and DStv Premiership (R15 million) triumphs, Mamelodi Sundowns also won the MTN8 (R8 million) title earlier this season, pocketing a total of 30 million rand in cash prizes.
Another 10 million rand went into the club bank account to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.
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It’s cool 40 million rand for the Tshwane giants to split between squad and management and spend on new signings.
Next season, Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town FC will represent South Africa in the CAF Champions League and Gallants Marumo and Royal AM Where Orlando Pirates go second CAF Confederation Cup.
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