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Sundowns have made changes with Mokwena taking over as sole coach

Mamelodi Sundowns have made changes to their technical team, with Rulani Mokwena becoming the only head coach and Manqoba Mngqithi promoted to senior coach.

Downs were ousted from the MTN8 at the weekend by Orlando Pirates, who defeated them 0-3 at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

It appears that the Chloorkop club’s recent performances did not sit well with the club’s hierarchy.

According to a statement posted yesterday, Mokwena will take over as head coach, while Steve Komphela will be elevated to first-team coach.

“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,” the statement read.

“These changes were necessitated by the poor performances and unconvincing victories that the club has experienced for quite some time.

“Mamelodi Sundowns has a clear objective of becoming one of the most successful football clubs in Africa and its recent average and lackluster performances are contrary to this objective.

“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. These changes are with immediate effect.”


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