Rhulani Mokwena: Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Makes CAF Champions League Title Promise

Rhulani Mokwena: Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Makes CAF Champions League Title Promise

Ero Samson
updated at March 1, 2024 at 11:56 AM
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  • The CAF Champions League returns with a thrilling spectacle
  • Mamelodi Sundowns renew hostilities with rivals TP Mazembe
  • Rhulani Mokwena has made a promise to win the CAF CL title

The 2023-24 CAF Champions League group stage concludes with an exciting matchup as South African giant, Mamelodi Sundowns, renew hostilities with Congolese side, TP Mazembe.

The previous clash between both sides ended in a victory for the Congolese giant, courtesy of a second-half strike from forward, Glory Likonza.

However, TP Mazembe's recent narrow loss to Egyptian Premier League side, Pyramids FC, left the top spot in the group up for grabs, setting the stage for an intense final day of group stage action.

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Mamelodi Sundowns' coach Rhulani Mokwena has promised to win the 2023-24 CAF Champions League title. Image: Phill Magakoe.
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Nonetheless, amid the buzz crunch fixture has continued to generate, Coach, Rhulani Mokwena, has made a promise to fans of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Coach Rhulani makes promise

Speaking to reporters during a press conference., as captured by Sowetan Live, the 37-year-old expressed confidence in his team's capability to win the CAF Champions League.

"I believe if we still need to send a message [to doubters], something is wrong,"
"Mamelodi Sundowns have proven themselves as one of the best teams on the continent, and we will win the Champions League.
We have to ensure that our focus should be on maintaining our high-quality performances, consistency, and hard work to position ourselves for success."

Further highlighting his team's progress in recent years, the highly regarded manager expressed his belief that the Brazilians are capable of making a mark on the African continent by challenging the dominance of North African teams.

While the manager's claims may seem bold, they are not unfounded, given Sundowns' recent triumph in the inaugural edition of the African Football League in 2023.

However, it's worth noting that the Champions League has proven to be a tricky tournament for the South African team, as they have not lifted the trophy since their 2016 victory under Pitso Mosimane.

Rhulani hails Bongani Zungu

In another report, Sports Brief highlighted coach Rhulani's praise for Bongani Zungu, following their 3-0 victory over AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership.

The South African manager expressed his elation at the performance of the former Rangers midfielder.

The Bafana Bafana star provided an assist on the night for Sundowns.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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