Mamelodi Sundowns: Club confirms departure of head coach Rulani Mokwena

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Mamelodi Sundowns: Club confirms departure of head coach Rulani Mokwena

Rulani Mokwena is only 37 years old but he has 55 year old coaching brain. The young South African manager is an incredible coach and has been dubbed

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Rulani Mokwena is only 37 years old but he has 55 year old coaching brain. The young South African manager is an incredible coach and has been dubbed “African Pep” by many football fans across the continent. His Sundowns beautifully played like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Barcelona, hence, earning that nickname.

It was rumoured he has been in a huge disagreement with the bosses of Masandawana leading himnto think of departing.

The club has officially released a statement confirming the young manager’s departure.

“Mamelodi Sundowns and Rhulani Mokwena amicably concluded an agreement bringing to an end Rhulani Mokwena’s employment as Head Coach.”

“Sundowns wishes to express its gratitude to Rhulani Mokwena for his contribution to the successes and achievements of the Club during his tenure as Head Coach. Rhulani Mokwena will forever be part of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family and the club wishes him all of the very best with his future endeavours.”

“The decision of Mamelodi Sundowns was taken by the Board taking into account the objectives and expectations of the Club and was not influenced or based on the recommendation of any individual associated with the Club.”

“Sundowns is deeply committed to the development and growth of South African coaches and players.”

“Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and the Technical Team will continue to lead and take control of the training and preparation of the players for the upcoming season.”

“Mamelodi Sundowns is preparing and focusing on competing in all the upcoming competitions and is honoured to be one of four Football Clubs representing the African Continent in the historic FIFA Club World Cup 2025.”

Rulani Mokwena Hloae won 6 trophies in two years for the Pretoria-based club. He won two South African Premier Division, one Nedbank Cup, one MTN 8, one Carling Black Label Cup and the maiden edition of the African Football League.

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