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Mamelodi Sundowns kits: Remembering 10 iconic Masandawana strips

19:23 BST 29/07/2022
Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns, 1997
The PSL champions recently unveiled their 2022-23 home and away jersey as they prepare for the upcoming season
  • Augustine Makalakalane, Mamelodi Sundowns, 1998

    Inaugural PSL season

    The Tshwane giants donned an Adidas home jersey with the club badge located in the middle of the shirt in the inaugural PSL season (1996-97).

    Downs wore this classic kit in the first two seasons of the PSL era.

  • Daniel Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, 1998

    Adidas signature three lines jersey

    Masandawana clinched the 1998-99 league championship while donning a home jersey with Adidas' signature three lines on the shoulders.

  • Fabian McCarthy of Sundowns

    Final season with Adidas

    Sundowns wore a gorgeous home jersey in the final year of their sponsorship deal (2000-01 season) with Adidas.

    The team reached the Caf Champions League final for the first time in that season, but Egypt's Al Ahly clinched the title after overcoming Masandawana.

  • Teko Modise, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2014

    Stunning jersey with collar

    The Brazilians launched a stunning Nike home jersey with a collar ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

  • Dan Semake, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2022

    Diadora deal

    In 2002, Masandawana parted ways with German giants Adidas.

    The club signed a deal with Italian sportswear manufacturer, Diadora and they unveiled a simple, but fabulous home jersey with a line across the chest and round neck.

  • Josta Dladla and Deco - Sundowns v Barcelona

    The day Downs faced Barca

    A formidable FC Barcelona side which included Ronaldinho, Xavi, Deco and Samuel Eto’o faced Sundowns in a pre-season friendly in a packed Loftus Stadium just after Masandawana launched their 2006/07 home jersey.

    The Spanish giants claimed a 2-1 win over Sundowns who wore a nice kit produced by Diadora. 

  • Esrom Nyandoro, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2009

    Downs leave Diadora

    In 2008, Masandawana left Diadora for Nike and they unveiled a home jersey manufactured by the American sportswear giants.

  • Katlego Mphela of Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2012

    Nike jersey with strips

    For the second season running Sundowns finished fourth in the PSL during the 2011-12 season while donning a smart Nike home jersey with shoulder strips.

  • Siyanda Zwane & John Chin'gandu

    Reunion with Puma

    Having donned Puma kits in the early '90s, Masandawana got reunited with the German manufacturer in 2016 as they signed a long-term deal.

    The Tshwane giants unveiled a stylish away shirt boasting a bold design in navy and blue.

  • Lebohang Maboe, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Another eye-catching away kit

    Sundowns launched another eye-catching away kit ahead of the 2021-22 season. The bold graphic stood out all the more, executed in the two-tone blues.