FINDING THE NET
MNINAWA NTLOKO: Bittersweet victory for Sundowns as Arendse issue still niggles
Champagne corks will only truly pop if the team wins its appeal against the PSL disciplinary committee’s ruling
This has been one of the craziest domestic premiership seasons in many moons and there might even be time for one last twist before the final curtain this week. Mamelodi Sundowns are still floating on a glorious purple cloud after they were crowned premiership champions on a dramatic final day of the season at Goble Park on Saturday. Their championship-winning 1-0 victory came at a cost to Free State Stars, as while Sundowns celebrated a second league title in a row, the Bethlehem club were relegated to the lower tier. It was a bittersweet triumph for coach Pitso Mosimane and his charges as there’s still the small matter of the Wayne Arendse eligibility saga that has been dragging on since October 2018. For those who haven’t kept up with the matter, the Sundowns legal team is preparing to fight the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) appeal of the ruling by its disciplinary committee regarding the Pretoria club’s fielding of Arendse in a game against BidVest Wits in 2018. Arendse’s name...