– Rulani Mokwena has his work cut out for him says Patrice Motsepe, the president of the Mamelodi Sundowns, about his impossible dream
– He wants to club the become the best team on the African continent which some people think is a tad bit ambitious
– Rulani is up to the task and as he says, “Teamwork makes dreams work” and plans on making the club the best team in Africa
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Rulani Mokwena has set his heart on making the Mamelodi Sundowns the best football team on the African Continent, which been labelled the ‘impossible dream’.
Mokwena returned as assistant coast to Pitso Mosimane at the Sundown last week after leaving three years ago to join rivals Orlando Pirates in 2017.
Briefly.co.za learned that the 33-year-old taskmaster has high expectations for his coaching staff:
“Well, it’s a very simple thing. They say teamwork makes the dreams work. And the dream that we have is known by many,” Mokwena said.
President of the Mamelodi Sundowns Patrice Motsepe wants the club to excel.
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“It’s a dream that is led by the ambition of the president, who supports is in saying he wants the club to be the best not just in South Africa, he wants Mamelodi Sundowns to be the best club on the African continent.”
He describes the dream to be the best team in Africa as the “impossible dream”.
“But it wouldn’t be anything without the magnitude of loyal supporters who dream the same dream, speak the same language and have the same desire to support a club who they want to see being the best in Africa.
“And mine is just to continue to serve and play my part in pursuing of what many would call an impossible dream.”
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Mokwena left the Pirates last month and is working with the Sundowns at a training camp in Rustenburg in eager anticipation for the return of the Absa Premiership.
Briefly.co.za also discovered that the South African Football Association (SAFA) is flexing its muscles and laying down the law as the PSL prepares to restart the football season.
SAFA intends to enforce the lockdown restrictions laid down by the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) and government. They do not want the PSL to play any games until 1 August.
SAFA has said that football cannot resume in hot spots like Johannesburg and referees need to get match fit and tested for the virus.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Rulani Mokwena has been appointed as the Sundowns assistant coach. He has had an eventful PSL season and is working with his third different side within the same campaign.
Mokwena worked as an assistant coach at Orlando Pirates, but was thrust into the limelight when former Bucs coach Micho Sredojevic suddenly quit the club.
The young mentor was then forced to serve as head coach at one of the biggest clubs in the land. Mokwena did reasonably well for someone so inexperienced but failed to meet the high expectations of the Bucs faithful.
Josef Zinnbauer was soon brought in and Mokwena relinquished his assistant role for a chance to work as head coach at Chippa United. Incredibly, this was after only one match.
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