"We are excited to welcome Nike to the Mamelodi Sundowns family. Nike's global commitment to football is in line with our vision and strategy of significantly contributing to the development and growth of football in South Africa and on the African continent," said Mamelodi Sundowns' President Patrice Motsepe.
Mamelodi Sundowns has been the most successful Club in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) since its inception in 1996; having won the PSL Trophy during the 1997/1998, 1998/1999, 1999/2000, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 football seasons. During the 2007/2008 football season, Mamelodi Sundowns won the SAA Supa 8 and were finalists of the Telkom Knockout Cup.
Nike is a global leader in sport and continues building energy and momentum worldwide with successful launches of innovative products.
Nike partners with the world’s most successful players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney as well as Benni McCarthy and Aaron Mokoena who are arguably South Africa’s most successful players. Nike also partners with the game’s leading national teams such as Brazil and Portugal, and clubs such as Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona.
“Nike is excited to partner with Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, and we are committed to supporting and advancing football in South Africa at all levels of the game.”
“We believe that this partnership between the number one sports brand in South Africa and globally, together with one of the leading African football clubs will produce success both on-field and off-field for the benefit of the football loving supporters,” says Davide Cardarelli, Managing Director, Nike South Africa.