Mamelodi Sundowns secured their Sixth Premiership Championship

Mamelodi Sundowns secured their Sixth Premiership Championship in the 2013/14 season and completed a comeback from the hard times that seemed to follow them in recent seasons, especially this past one.

Mamelodi Sundowns celebrating being officMamelodi Sundowns celebrating being officially crowned 2013/14 ABSA Premiership Champions at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg after a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg Unitedially crowned 2013/14 ABSA Premiership Champions
Mamelodi Sundowns celebrating being officially crowned 2013/14 ABSA Premiership Champions at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg after a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United

In the 2012/13 season, Mamelodi Sundowns faced an unrelenting onslaught and registered 9 defeats, 12 draws and only 9 wins.

That, a very bad record by their standards, at the time, 5 times ABSA Premiership Champions.

This season, under the leadership of former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns turned their fortunes around.

They registered 20 victories, two thirds of their fixtures, 5 draws and 5 defeats.

On Saturday May 10, 2014, Mamelodi Sundowns traveled to Pietermaritzburg to face Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium already confirmed 2013/14 ABSA Premiership Champions after they registered their second biggest victory of the season on Tuesday May 6, 2014 when the beat neighbors Supersport United 3-0 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

That victory at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, a tenth consecutive in the league, enough to confirm them 2013/14 champions.

At Harry Gwala, Sundowns played to a 1-1 draw, extending their unbeaten run to 11 matches.

The other end of the table sees Lamontville Golden Arrows get relegated after 13 seasons in the ABSA Premiership, a record run by a KwaZulu-Natal side.

In those 13 seasons, they also became the second KwaZulu-Natal side to win a major championship when the pummeled Ajax Cape Town 6-0 at Orlando Stadium to be crowned Top 8 Champions.

The days of glory came to an end with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday May 10, 2014.

Polokwane City will square off with Black Leopards and Milano United for the final spot in the top flight in the 2014/15 season.

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