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Mamelodi Sundowns Names Rulani Mokwena as Sole Head Coach, Demotes Manqoba Mngqithi and Steve Khompela
- The fallout from Mamelodi Sundowns' crushing 3-0 loss to Orlando Pirates is still being felt
- Rulani Mokwena has been appointed as the sole head coach of the Brazilians following their MTN8 Wafa Wafa exit
- This will result in Manqoba Mngqithi and Steve Khompela falling back to being full-time assistant coaches
A monumental shake-up has taken place at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Rulani Mokwena has been appointed the outright head coach, seeing the concept of the "Three Musketeers" concept once and for all. This will result in Manqoba Mngqithi and Steve Khompela becoming his full-time assistants in varying capacities.
A statement from the club on social media read:
"Mamelodi Sundowns announced today the restructuring of its Technical Team and the changes in the responsibilities and employment positions of its coaches: Manqoba Mngqithi, Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela. These changes were necessitated by the poor performances and unconvincing victories that the club has experienced for quite some time."
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"Rulani Mokwena will take over the responsibility of Head Coach at Mamelodi Sundowns, Steve Komphela will be promoted to become First Team Coach and Manqoba Mngqithi will be the Senior Coach which is the position previously occupied by Steve Komphela. The Goalkeeper Coach, Wendell Robinson will stay in his current position."
Video of Mamelodi Sundowns supporters beating each other up after team's mauling by Orlando Pirates emerges
Several Mamelodi Sundowns supporters who attended the team's MTN8 semi-final second leg against Orlando Pirates let the occasion get to them.
The Brazilians were thoroughly rinsed 3-0 by the Buccaneers at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon, as reported by Sports Brief. Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring for the visitors, before the unstoppable Monnapule Saleng struck a brace to put the match beyond doubt.
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A video on Twitter and TikTok has since emerged, showing travelling Sundowns fans fighting at a petrol station near the stadium in the wake of their club's defeat.
Journalist Themba Tshabalala, who posted the video, said:
“I was shocked by how Mamelodi Sundowns fans beat up one of their own at a petrol station in Polokwane after the match. That was wrong in every way imaginable!”