Recap: The Brazilians 2019/20 Season So Far…

This week marked exactly three months since Mamelodi Sundowns were on the pitch, the last bit of action being our cup win over Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium where Keletso Makgalwa scored a memorable late winner.

It’s a victory that guaranteed our passage to the Nedbank Cup semi-final and puts the club closer to yet another cup final.

A chance to add to the Telkom Knockout title that’s already at Chloorkop following our triumph against Maritzburg United in December.

Football was suspended not long after the trip to Tembisa on March 14 because of the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, and coach Pitso Mosimane’s charge towards a record ‘La Decima’ was briefly put on hold – it was important to not put lives at risk.

At the time, the Brazilians were cruising as they registered four straight wins in the Absa Premiership to close the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs…and we still have a game in hand over our Soweto rivals.

The good run of form saw an improvement in our log position as well and moved us up to second place: 21 games played, 13 wins, 5 draws, only 3 defeats and a total of 44 points to make for an intriguing title race.

With the anticipation of the resumption of the domestic season, pending the green light from the government first and then the Premier Soccer League, the players and coaching staff have found ways to stay in shape through virtual training, with Thapelo Morena one of those to benefit from the lengthy hiatus after his ankle injury back in February.

Our remaining fixtures (new dates to TBC): 

Orlando Pirates (H)

Highlands Park (A)

Maritzburg United (A)

Cape Town City (A)

Golden Arrows (H)

Kaizer Chiefs (A)

Baroka (H)

Polokwane City (A)

Black Leopards (H)

Nedbank Cup semi-final vs Bidvest Wits

10 Responses
  1. Nelson Sekulane

    I need the season to Mamelodi Sundown crown Champion I know the boys won’t disappoint us the season was dramatic and I was looking forward for second star 🌟 but that THAPELO Morena injured Eish I lost hope, in Mamelodi Sundown I believe

  2. Msoja

    We are going to surprise many by taking all three cups. We have the Telkom , then Nedbank is already inside the gate, Absa Premier ship is waiting at the Gate

  3. The Might OB'

    This covic 19 gave some of our best players a chance to recover. I hope after we open again we’ll attack PSL wit full force nd grab everything lift all remaining trophies.

  4. Matimba Mashimbye

    The sky is the limit,our team that always lift up the spirit of soccer. I put my trust on our coach Mr Pitso and the boys,I know they can open the gates even when they are locked

  5. Sizwe Khoza

    Pitso you are the first hope and you make things happen to our team..I which you to hold like that …for today Nd tomorrow and for ever