August 3, 2021
MAMELODI Sundowns players enjoy one of their successes. The group has signed a partnership agreement with foreign company Roc Nations.
Mamelodi Sundowns has joined a list of South African players and teams that have a partnership with overseas company Roc Nation Sports.
The company is owned by Roc Nation, which is run by artist and businessman Jay Z, and will help Sundowns market itself globally.
Another South African team with Roc Nation Sports rugby team, the Cell C Sharks. Among the players are the Springboks Siya Kolisi, Cheslin Kolbe, Sbu Nkosi, Proteas Lungi Ngidi and Temba Bavuma, and national netball team captain Bongi Msomi.
"We are proud of this partnership we have started with a big company like Roc Nations Sports. This step will help us realize our dream of becoming the biggest team in Africa," said Sundowns chairman Tlhopie Motsepe.
"We are determined to make our fans part of this partnership and work together on this journey that will put our team at the top of our list. With our motto 'The Sky Is The Limit', we will go a long way if we work with companies with the same goals as ours."
Roc Nation Sports will also be assisting the Sandawanas to recruit top players as it has its London spy headquarters, headed by Alan Redmond.
"It's a pleasure to work with Mamelodi Sundowns. They are one of the biggest clubs in Africa. A team that is well known and eager to move forward," said Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark.
"Sundowns' history is very good and inspiring. We are determined to help them make a name for themselves globally, and continue to win on the field."
Sundowns are the team that has won many league titles under the Premier Soccer League. Last season it took a tenth. It is the only South African team to have won the Caf Champions League in 2016. Last season it made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
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