Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and Coach Rulani Mokwena have hit the ground running by conducting their first training session at Chloorkop. The two coaches will be focusing on the opening game of the season and the first task will be the MTN 8. Mamelodi Sundowns will take on Bloemfontein Celtics on the 18th of October at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
“The first session went well, the players really adapted well to the session, very smooth, flowing and efficient. I am looking forward to working with these talented and very professional players. We will be pushing very hard for the MTN 8 and we will see what we will get out of it,” said Coach Manqoba Mngqithi after the first training session, to view images from our first training session click HERE
Coach Rulani Mokwena joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 2011 as part of the Youth Development structures and made his move to the senior team in 2014. Coach Manqoba Mngqithi joined the Brazilians in 2014. Both coaches have been part of the most successful technical team in Bafana Bastyle history. Between the two of them, they have won more than ten trophies and were part of the CAF conquering team that won the Champions League and CAF Super Cup.
Coach Manqoba Mngqithi also added that “Working with Rulani is a blessing in disguise for me as I know the quality he brings into the club and I know what he offers. The future is bright, as he is a bold young coach, and we will support and guide him. With everyone’s support we know that we will deliver what needs to be delivered”.
This is not the first time Masandawana has had joint coaches at the helm. In the title-winning season of 2005/06 Neil Tovey and Miguel Gamondi were in charge and delivered a trophy.
After the announcement, both coaches said that they will do their best to make sure the winning culture at Masandawana is maintained and that the #YellowNation is happy.
Trophies won between Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and Coach Rulani Mokwena – Five League titles, Two Telkom Knockout, Two Nedbank Cup, CAF Champions League and the CAF Super Cup.