SLIDELIST: The highlights of South African football in 2017

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As we say goodbye to 2017, Goal takes a look at the highlights of South African football this year in no particular order

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    Mamelodi Sundowns win 2017 Caf Super Cup

    When Patrice Motsepe took over as the club's president in 2004, his ultimate dream was to conquer Africa, and his boys, after clinching the 2016 Caf Champions League, became only the second South African team to win the Caf Super Cup at the beginning of 2017.
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    Mamelodi Sundowns net six against Orlando Pirates

    The Buccaneers had already conceded six goal in a game against SuperSport United, but Sundowns scored six without any reply from them in February. That was Sundowns' biggest win over Pirates in the history of the fixture.  
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    Bidvest Wits shock South Africa with maiden PSL title

    No one really expected the Students to be crowned PSL champions, but they achieved just that with limited resources. 
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    Benni McCarthy gets his first coaching gig

    One of South Africa's golden boys got his first coaching job at Cape Town City and did very well in his first four months in charge of the club. 
  5. Banyana Banyana win Cosafa Cup

    Desiree Ellis' charges pulled one of the greatest comebacks, coming from three goals down to beat Zimbabwe and go on to clinch the 2017 Cosafa Cup against all odds. 
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    Wiseman Meyiwa breaks Marks Maponyane's record at Kaizer Chiefs

    At 17, Meyiwa became the youngest player to start a match for Amakhosi and score on debut against Cape Town City. As a result, Meyiwa smashed Marks Maponyane's record for the youngest player to score on debut for the Glamour Boys.
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    ​Oscarine Masuluke makes final top 3 in Fifa Puskas Award

    Although he didn't win the award, the Baroka FC man made history by becoming the first African goalkeeper to make it to the top three of the prestigious Fifa award for his outrageous bicycle-kick goal against Orlando Pirates.
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    ​SuperSport reach Caf Confederation Cup final

    Eric Tinkler's men went all the way to the final, flying the South African flag high, only to lose to TP Mazembe in the final. It was a great achievement given that they had not made it past the group stages in previous campaigns. Matsatsantsa also won the 2017 MTN8 trophy in Tinkler's first few months in charge. 
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    Justice Chabalala and Tiyani Mabunda turn into praying partners

    Often than not, footballers hardly show any sportsmanship, especially after defeat, but Chabalala and Mabunda did the unthinkable by holding hands and praying together after the final whistle in the match between Sundowns and Pirates. That was after Sundowns beat Bucs 3-1 at the Orlando Stadium. Who can forget Hlompho Kekana's stunning goal from his own half?  
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    Pitso Mosimane celebrates five years at Sundowns

    The 53-year-old became the longest serving coach in the history of the club [five years] on December 3, 2017. Very few people expected Mosimane to last this long at Sundowns given how he left Bafana Bafana in June 2012. 
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    Amajita clinch sixth Cosafa Cup title

    Lesotho had not conceded a goal throughout the tournament when they met South Africa, but Thabo Senong's men made lightweight of their neighbours in Kitwe to claim their sixth Cosafa Cup title on December 16.