Your Downs All-Time Africa Dream Team 

We asked and you, Masandawana, voted with your fingers to take us down memory lane by picking your faves – your Mamelodi Sundowns All-Time African Dream Team!

It wasn’t easy to land on the XI that could crack the nod into this list of incredibly talented players that have worn the yellow and blue of the country’s record holders for the most championship titles won since the start of the Premier Soccer League era.

Over the years, Sundowns has always explored the polished gems on the continent to strength the team and even today that continues. It’s highlighted even more now with our consistency in the CAF Champions League.

So…we asked, the supporters gave us their suggestions and we put it together.

Denis Onyango, who was named the best goalkeeper in Africa last year and made the CAF best XI alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, was the outright favourite for the No.1 jersey and it did not come as a surprise at all.

To protect our last night of defense, we have gone with three at the back – former captain Method Mwanjali, the towering figure of Muisi Ajao and Siaka Tiene, who, at 38, is still going strong and is Keagan Dolly’s teammate at Montpellier in France.

Our midfield oozes class and it’s a strikers’ dream to have Esrom Nyandoro, Ernest Mtawali and Roger Feutmba as their supply chain for goals.

Who can forget the big burly Raphael Chukwu?

He led the line for three seasons at Sundowns before moving to Bari in Italy in the late 90s and returned for one final stint in 2004. Chukwu is our Dream Team goal getter.

Supporting him on either flanks in a three-pronged attack is Anthony Laffor and our very own team manager, Peter Ndlovu. Khama Billiat slots in just behind them as a second striker to complete our Africa Dream XI.


Here’s the full list: 

GK – Denis Onyango (Uganda)

Defenders – Method Mwanjali (Zimbabwe), Muisi Ajao (Nigeria), Siaka Tiene (Ivory Coast)

Midfielders – Esrom Nyandoro (Zimbabwe), Ernest Mtawali (Malawi), Roger Feutmba (Cameroon)

Forwards – Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe), Anthony Laffor (Liberia), Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Raphael Chukwu (Nigeria)

19 Responses
  1. Mkhululi

    The formation that these platers you selected would play versus the formation you put on Facebook is not the same for instance on Facebook you had 4 at the back but here you have 3… It’s mind bogling to think that maybe you should ask Pitso about what I’m referring to, as a football man he’ll tell you…

  2. david tsotetsi

    It’s amaizing how our best 11 is only foreign players. Where is MAMBUSH,Where is Michael Manzini? Method I disagree.

      1. Bongani

        This is a great list… We were truly blessed to have those guys, but no Aljie Schut? Come on

  3. Stanley

    Ajoa it’s a total no no what did he do admin? I mean really beside man marking Chukwu when he was still playing for chiefs bangually deserve to be there he won champions league and who won data I believe I deserve to win it Stanley Rikhotso

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  5. StopMadzolonga GJ

    Ajao out for Bargally…good Africa 11……can it be vs European 11 of Schut, Sirino, Affonso, Acuna, Nascimento, Ferreira, Ali Meza; Brockie

  6. Linda Maxwell Moloi

    Zane Moosa , Daniel Mudau , Alje Schut , Raphael Chuckwu , Roger Futmba , Gedfrey Sapula can not be excluded

  7. Viwe Sidali

    Sundowns always with best players:- Alje Schut, Bennet Mnguni, Augustine Makalakalana, Eric Ramasike, Joel Masilela, Alex Bapela, Page Mahlangu the current Themba Zwane, Gastino Sirino, Thapelo Morena, Ricardo Nascimento, Hlompo Kekana… list is long and endless.