Sundowns remain favourites to take back the championship, but they can't rest on their laurels.
A growing number of Brazilian players are signing for clubs in China, which aims to be a football superpower.
It is still a little startling what an excellent player Vardy has become, not to mention an unusual one.
Sundowns’ defeat to AS Vita once again highlighted the local flaw of placing more emphasis on trickery than putting the ball in the back of the net.
The team’s achievements under Mauricio Pochettino this season deserve at least some of the adulation being lavished on the fairytale champions-elect.
Football coach has abundant, albeit unusual, praise for Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kanté.
A look at some international football teams that did have something to celebrate.
The Dutch football star brought the game to the world stage for his home country, and has been described as one of the greatest players ever known.
Cameroon and South Africa were meant to beat the minnows and then battle it out.
Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits are on the brink of elimination after embarrassing home defeats last week in the African Champions League.
Europe is no stranger to upsets by minnows, but it’s a recent phenomenon in our Nedbank Cup
Bidvest Wits’s ingenuity and sense of fun are hallmarks of the club and their fans are eating it up
Club owners' financial dread is primary cause for lack of success in either the Champions League or the Confederation Cup over more than 20 years
Traditional rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are substantially off the pace, not coping well under pressure and in varying states of flux.
The uncertainty regarding Louis van Gaal’s future is understood to be causing bemusement among his players at Manchester United.
The former Chelsea player has overseen impressive progress at Stoke City in recent seasons.
Behind the popular defender’s jovial demeanour is a determined player.
Football moguls still in denial, claim unfair treatment and will appeal ruling of ethics committee.