Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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4 Oct 2020
5:16 pm

Mngqithi and Mokwena take on Sundowns head coach roles

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Rulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi will be in charge of the Pretoria-based outfit.

Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena with Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe.

Mngqithi and Mokwena served as Pitso Mosimane’s assistant coaches in his eight years’ tenure.

Mokwena crushed the rumours linking him with a move to join Mosimane at Al Ahly in Egypt, but the former Orlando Pirates coach confirmed he was staying at Sundowns.

“Manqoba and Rhulani have been with Mamelodi Sundowns for many years and were part of the Technical Team that were crowned Champions of Africa in 2016 and have also won the Premier Soccer League and other titles in South Africa. The board of Mamelodi Sundowns was particularly keen to appoint South African coaches and express its commitment and confidence in the talent and ability of our local coaches,” explained the statement from Sundowns.

“Manqoba, Rhulani and the Technical Team at Sundowns will focus on defending the PSL and the other titles that we won during our historic 50-year anniversary. They will also advance and continue with the objective that we stated in 2004, which is to make Mamelodi Sundowns one of the best clubs on the African Continent.”

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