Far Post: Mr. Big Bucks and the Mamelodi Sundowns

Patrick Apataki goes airborne for the Mamelodi Sundowns in 2007, donning the yellow and blue uniforms introduced by owner Zola Mahobe, who dubbed his team "The Brazilians."
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Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Bafana Baloyi saves from Tottenham's Robbie Keane at the 2005 Peace Cup in Suwon, South Korea.
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Mamelodi Sundowns current owner Patrice Motsepe talks next to former FC Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard prior to a friendly between the two clubs in South Africa in 2007.
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Sean Jacobs is is on the faculty of The New School in New York City, where he teaches, among others, a course on "Global Soccer, Global Politics." He founded Africa is a Country.

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