Mamelodi Sundowns have wasted no time in filling the void left by the departure of Pitso Mosimane.
The Brazilians announced the appointment of Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena as joint head coaches.
Sundowns have released an official statement indicating that ‘the opinion of Manqoba Mngqithi prevails when there isn’t consensus’ between the two coaches.
The team’s president Patrice Motsepe said in a statement: “Manqoba and Rhulani have been with Mamelodi Sundowns for many years and were part of the technical team that were crowned champions of Africa in 2016 and have also won the Premier Soccer League and other titles in South Africa.
“The board of Mamelodi Sundowns was particularly keen to appoint South African coaches and express its commitment and confidence in the talent and ability of our local coaches.
“Manqoba, Rhulani and the technical team at Sundowns will focus on defending the PSL and the other titles that we won during our historic 50-year anniversary.
“They will also advance and continue with the objective that we stated in 2004, which is to make Mamelodi Sundowns one of the best clubs on the African continent.”
However, the club statement did not specify the duration of the duo’s contracts. Both Mngqithi and Mokwena were part of the technical team when the Brazilians won the Caf Champions League in 2016 as well as the historic treble in the 2019/20 season.
Mamelodi Sundowns appoint Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena.
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