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THE season might not have ended with the lucrative league trophy perched in club boss Patrice Motsepe's cabinet, yet it has not been a total waste for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Downs feel they have assembled a championship- winning team, with club spokesperson Alex Shakoane confirming that they will not be buying any new players this season.
This would be unheard of from Downs, who have bought a brand new squad of about 30 players in the past three seasons.
In fact, the only players with any kind of longevity at Chloorkop are Brian Baloyi, Esrom Nyandoro, Surprise Moriri, Vuyo Mere and Robyn Johannes.
As far as coach Hristo Stoichkov's tenure at the club goes, it has to be said he found a team that was languishing dangerously close to the bottom of the log and had them challenging for the championship just a few months later.
According to those in the know, winning the title was his mandate in any event.
Shakoane said while nobody remembers the runners-up, Stoichkov still did his job.
"We played very well and we cannot say we are unhappy. We aim to reclaim our position in local football," Shakoane said.
The mood was apparently one of dejection in the Sundowns dressing room after SuperSport United won the league title despite losing 2-1 to Bidvest Wits last Wednesday - courtesy of Downs' 0-2 loss to Jomo Cosmos on the same evening.
"I will be fooling myself and the football lover if I claim we were not sad - I personally shed a tear. That glimmer of hope disappeared during the Cosmos game," he said.
"Having said that, we are would like to sincerely congratulate SuperSport on their win."
Shakoane re-emphasised the Brazilians' ambition of conquering the African continent.