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PSL and SA Soccer's unforgettable moments of 2022

12:20 EAT 23/12/2022
Banyana Banyana celebrate vs Nigeria.
It was another year of dominance for Mamelodi Sundowns and disappointments for Kaizer Chiefs as well as Bafana Bafana
  • Desiree Ellis, Refiloe Jane, Danny Jordaan, Janine van Wyk, Banyana Banyana, July 2022

    Banyana winning Women's Afcon

    Banyana did the nation proud by winning the Women's Afcon in July.

    In what was their sixth appearance in an Afcon final, Banyana tasted victory at the Wafcon for the first time after edging out hosts Morocco 2-1 at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. The South Africans had beaten Zambia in the semis and Tunisia in the quarter-finals. A victory over long-time rivals Nigeria in the group stage was the cherry on the cake.

  • Ronwen Williams, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    France maul Bafana

    After some excellent results in the qualifiers and after pushing Ghana all the way for a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there had been a little bit of optimism building around Bafana Bafana.

    But instead, the South Africans were given a football lesson by the 2018 World Cup champions, losing 5-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy back in March. Kylian Mbappe weighed in with two goals against Hugo Broos' shell-shocked men.

  • Mamelodi Sundowns celebrate Gaston Sirino Lebohang Maboe Thapelo Morena

    Downs' record-extending fifth PSL title

    The Brazilians extended their consecutive league-title winning run to an impressive five in a row after finishing above Cape Town City and Royal AM. Overall, Downs have won 12 league titles since the PSL's inception in 1996.

  • Arthur Zwane Kaizer Chiefs

    Downs thump Chiefs 4-0

    It was a sobering day for Amakhosi fans as they were reminded how far their team has fallen behind Masandawana aq the Tshwane side cruised to victory without even breaking much sweat Loftus back in August. Peter Shalulile netted a brace while Gaston Sirino and Abubeker Nasir added the rest.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Sundowns' shock elimination from Caf CL after impressive group stage campaign

    The Brazilians are hungry for a second Caf Champions League star.
    But Downs were forced to wait another year after being humbled by Angolan side Petro de Luanda 3-2 over the two legs in what was only the first knockout round - after a group stage in which the PSL side had impressed.

  • Ghana and Orlando Pirates keeper Richard Ofori.

    Pirates missing a continental title again

    The Buccaneers embarked on an extraordinary and brave run all the way to the final of the 2021 Caf Confederation Cup. But they lost for a second time in a Confederation Cup final (previously in 2015) after losing 5-4 on penalties to RS Berkane of Morocco, following a 1-1 draw.

    Bucs did at least win silverware later in the year when they picked up the MTN8 title.

  • Caleb Bimenyimana of Kaizer Chiefs

    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana makes a name for himself

    Kaizer Chiefs' Burundi international joined the team late in the season and then burst onto the scene with a flurry of goals. He then grabbed further headlines after using Amakhosi's Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates' crossbones celebration.
    He later explained the moment, saying: "It was for me and my brother, what we always do, but now that I know what it means, I won't do it in this country. So, everyone was confused about that on social media, but I repeat, I did it for my friends and my brother. I was happy.”