'To keep winning, you must maintain!' - Masilela reveals secret behind Sundowns' dominance

Themba Zwane led Mamelodi Sundowns to win number 13 in a row on Tuesday
Themba Zwane led Mamelodi Sundowns to win number 13 in a row on Tuesday
Dirk Kotze

Mamelodi Sundowns youth development coach Joel Masilela reveals the secret behind the formidable Brazilians' local dominance.

Rulani Mokwena's side are currently leading the DStv Premiership standings by a staggering 21 points after 20 matches played.

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"It's very simple, it's what we are doing within our structure," Masilela tells KickOff.

"At Sundowns, players are signed to compete at the highest level.

"That's why we recruit these top players. We want to maintain this.

"To keep winning, you must maintain. And to maintain, you must keep on bringing in the right players.

"So, we are doing well because we signed good players, and we have an excellent technical team.

"The team is playing well because this is how Rulani wants them to play, this is how the team plays.

"It starts from the Under-8, 9 10 age groups. Everything is done in the same way.

"We teach them how to play, and not just to kick the ball and run.

"We've opened such a huge gap at the top of the standings because we wan't to feature in the Champions League.

"You cannot play in the Champions League if you don't win the domestic league in your own country.

"You must arrive there in Africa as the best team in your country.

"I'm optimistic that this Sundowns team is going to add another star."

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