Patrice Motsepe on prize money, Mosimane, Tau and players

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Mamelodi Sundowns President Patrice Motsepe says despite winning the record ninth PSL title, his team’s biggest ambition is to win the CAF Champions League again.

Sundowns won the Champions League in 2016, but has struggled to reclaim it since. They were recently knocked out by Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals.

Sundowns players will share the ten million rand prize money for winning the league, and also share the prize money they won in the CAF Champions League for reaching the semi-final. Motsepe says he will add more money.

Sundowns players are rumoured to be some of the highest paid players in the league, since Motsepe bought the team in 2004. Motsepe is encouraging players to invest their huge windfall.

Coach Pitso Mosimane won the league title for the fourth time. He joined Gordon Igesund, Ted Dumitru and Gavin Hunt as the coaches who have won it for the record fourth time. Motsepe is proud of him.

Mosimane joined the team more than five years ago, and he is the longest-serving coach under Motsepe’s ownership.

He has won all the domestic trophies except for the MTN 8, and also the biggest one the Champions League. Motsepe want Mosimane to grow.

The mining magnate has invested so much money in the Sundowns team over the years to make it one of the most formidable teams on the continent.

They have won the CAF Champions League, the super cup and several domestic trophies. Motsepe refused to mention how much he has spent on the team.

Motsepe also paid tribute to former star Percy Tau, who is now playing for Belgian second division team Royal Union Saint-Gilloise.

He was recently voted the 2018/19 Proximus Player of the Season in Belgium’s second tier by a unanimous decision. Motsepe is proud of him. – Report by Vincent Sitsula