Rulani Mokwena’s Mamelodi Sundowns Break Incredible Record Set by Pitso Mosimane

Rulani Mokwena’s Mamelodi Sundowns Break Incredible Record Set by Pitso Mosimane

Babajide Orevba
May 18, 2024 at 5:23 PM
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  • Rulani Mokwena's Mamelodi Sundowns have maintained their unbeaten run this season
  • The Brazilians have not lost in 28 league matches as they now set a new PSL record
  • Their 1-0 victory over Stellenbosch sees Mokwena beating a record set by Pitso Mosimane

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Mamelodi Sundowns have set a new PSL record following their 1-0 win over Stellenbosch FC on Saturday afternoon.

Rulani Mokwena watched from the sidelines as his Brazilians' squad were too strong for the Stellies inside the Parow Park stadium, producing yet another cleansheet.

Both sides started the game on a determined note, with the home side coming close in the opening minutes when Iqraam Rayners fired just wide.

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Rulani Mokwena's Mamelodi Sundowns have set a new PSL record. Photo Credit: Phill Magakoe.
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Peter Shalulile had a glorious chance to put Sundowns ahead on the half-hour mark, but Stellenbosch's defence was resolute.

Moments later, Rayners was brought down in the box by Bathusi Aubaas and the linesman signalled the referee who awarded a penalty to the home team.

It was Rayners who stood up to take the spot kick, but goalkeeper Ronwen Williams produced a fantastic save to keep the score at 0-0.

Sundowns should have gone ahead in the closing minutes of the first half after Thembinkosi Lorch and Sipho Mbule combined well.

Lesiba Nku produced a delicious cross, but Shalulile's header went over the crossbar, as cited by iDiski Times.

The visitors played with more intent in the second half, and they eventually broke the deadlock in the 66th minute after Lorch played a cross inside the box. It found Lesiba Nku, who made no mistake in making it 1-0.

Sundowns, who have already confirmed themselves as this season's DStv Premiership champions, are unbeaten in 28 league matches.

Victory over Stellenbosch takes them to 72 points from 28 games, breaking the 71 points set by Mosimane and his side in the 2015/16 season.

Nyirenda hails Mokwena

Sports Brief earlier reported that despite claims that the team's success is solely due to their substantial financial resources, Mokwena's former colleague, Wedson Nyirenda, refuted these notions, praising the young tactician's exceptional abilities.

Mamelodi Sundowns' recent success under the guidance of head coach Rulani Mokwena has been nothing short of remarkable.

The 37-year-old manager has been celebrated for leading his team to their seventh consecutive DStv Premiership title.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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