Rulani Mokwena and Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Mokwena made his return to Sundowns after a
short spell away with Orlando Pirates and subsequently Chippa United.
He was reunited with the club following the
restart of the Premiership in August and is now tasked with continuing the
legacy of Pitso Mosimane, who left the team for Egyptian giants Al Ahly last
Speaking to the club’s official website
shortly after his appointment, Mokwena explained his goal to make the Sundowns’
He said: “It is a great honour, there
is a deep sense of feeling that goes in towards appreciating the opportunity
that we have been given, but with a big opportunity comes big responsibility,
primarily to fill in the shoes of Coach Pitso Mosimane because the reality is
it is an enormous task at an enormous club.
“The President has shown a lot of
faith, a lot of belief and trust in our capacity as coaches and we can only
look forward to making sure we represent the club as best as we possibly can,
to give everything we have and do everything we can to do the best for this
club and to maintain the recent success and maybe surpass it.
“The responsibility is immense, but it
is a responsibility we are looking forward to. We thank the Masandawana family
and the Yellow Nation for the love and the support that they have shown not
just to myself and Coach Manqoba but with the players and the club.
“We look forward to representing them
and making sure that we keep them happy.”
– TEAMtalk media