Sundowns Appoint Mngqithi, Mokwena As Head Coaches


Hlokomelo Mabogale |

Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday announced the appointment of Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena as Joint Head Coaches after the departure of Pitso Mosimane who is leading Egyptian club Al Ahly.

Mngqithi was assistant coach to Mosimane and he is given more powers than Mokwena. In a statement, the Brazilians said Mokwena and Mngqithi are appointed as coaches with the opinion of Mngqithi prevailing when there isn’t consensus.

 President of Mamelodi Sundowns  Patrice Motsepe said “Manqoba (Mngqithi) and Rhulani (Mokwena) 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.”

Motsepe further said that the board of the club “was particularly keen to appoint South African coaches and express its commitment and confidence in the talent and ability of our local coaches.”

Motsepe said their task will be to focus on defending the PSL and the other titles that the Brazilians won during their 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,” concluded Motsepe.

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