Nigerian billionaire looking to buy Chiefs or Pirates.
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is said to be looking at buying one of the Soweto giants, should his bid to own London club Arsenal fail.
Dangote – who is Africa’s richest man – was previously linked with a move to take over at Orlando Pirates, but that proved to be just rumours.
Speaking to Bloomberg lately, Dangote confirmed he would be looking at securing another club as he wishes to own a club of his own.
“I’m very attached to Arsenal but if they won’t sell, I might have to change,” said Dangote, who is worth $11.1 billion.
Every single PSL fan believes the club they support is the best and with stats as easily available as they are these days, it’s not uncommon for fans to pull out some numbers that will fit their agenda during a banter session.
There are many reasons brought forward by people as to why they stan for their favourite clubs, with entertaining style of play often thrown around, but perhaps the most accurate measure of any team’s superiority is how packed their trophy cabinet is.
With that in mind, we have decided to do some digging and compile a countdown to South Africa’s most successful football side in terms of pieces of silverware collected.
Note: Fly-by-night weekend-long cup competitions did not make the cut.
Bidvest Wits (9 trophies)
The Johannesburg side have endured lows such as relegation, and enjoy some highs as well, most notably their maiden league title which they hoisted up in the 2016/17 season.
In between there have been decade long dry spells, but they have managed to collect a respectable number of trophies.
Moroka Swallows (10)
The Dube Birds may be some distance away from the top flight having suffered three successive relegations, but still remain one of the country’s most decorated sides in terms of trophies accumulated.
Since the club was formed in 1947, they have won one league title, back in 1965 and have collected and have collected nine other domestic titles, the most recent being their 2012 MTN Cup triumph.
Sadly, the 2014/15 season saw them relegated for their first time in history and relegation would be a familiar occurrence for the club who spiralled downhill since.
Supersport United (11)
The Pretoria side earned some respect among followers of local football and opponents alike as they have risen into becoming one of the more successful sides in the league.
This is thanks to what was a golden era during Gavin Hunt’s tenure where they collected four pieces of silverware, including all three of their league titles.
Now enduring a difficult season, glory seems unlikely in the current season as they seat in the bottom half of the log and the defence of their Nedbank Cup title was halted in the first hurdle.
Mamelodi Sundowns (23)
Supersport’s Pretoria rivals are the most successful club in the country when it comes to league titles in the PSL era.
Pitso Mosimane’s men are currently in pole position in their chase for their eight league title, which would put them four titles ahead of their nearest contenders.
In total, the Chloorkop based outfit has hoisted 23 trophies, which include five in the league’s previous incarnations of the league, the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the National Soccer League (NSL), as well 11 cup competitions, with their 2016 CAF Champions League the big one.
Orlando Pirates (34)
The Soweto giants are one of the country’s oldest clubs and are the second most successful with 34 trophies.
The Buccaneers have collected nine league trophies in total, four in the PSL era and have hoisted silverware in 23 domestic cup competitions.
They famously conquered Africa in 1995 and followed that up with a CAF Super Cup triumph the following year.
Kaizer Chiefs (45)
If Kaizer Chiefs fans tell you their side is the best in the country, they just might have a point.
The trophies may have dried up – with their last taste of silverware coming in 2015 – but they are still significantly ahead of the pack with 53 trophies in total… well, if you don’t count the Macufe Cup and the likes.
Amakhosi are equal with their rivals, Pirates with four PSL trophies but have 12 league titles in total, with eight of those coming in the NSL and the PSL.
They built up a reputation as cup specialists, thanks to successful periods such as “Operation Vat Alles”, and have emerged victorious in 41 other cup competitions.
Why Chiefs or Pirates?
If the claim is true , it makes sense because Pirates and chiefs are the biggest teams in South Africa and they hold a position in Africa and in the world . So a person who would like to make good money he would really take a chance to buy one of these two teams.
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