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'Mokwena will talk more' - Mamelodi Sundowns coaching changes baffles Dladla

22:55 EAT 12/09/2022
Manqoba Mngqithi, Mamelodi Sundowns
Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Josta Dladla has taken a swipe at the technical team reshuffling by Masandawana.
  • Downs recently made coaching changes
  • Dladla thinks they were unnecessary
  • Brazilians have been doing well under new setup

WHAT HAPPENED? Sundowns recently made changes by appointing Rhulani Mokwena as their head coach. Manqoba Mngqithi was demoted to the senior coach role while Steve Komphela is now the first-team coach. But Dladla feels the shake-up was unnecessary and describes it as “crazy,” saying it simply means Mokwena will be the one relaying instructions to the players.

WHAT DLADLA SAID: “That's just crazy for me honestly,” Dladla told IOL. “This team has been dominating the domestic game for about years now with the same coaches with Komphela joining them recently and then with just one game everything changes.

“The management of the club probably expects a whole lot more from them but as a sports person, I know you can't win every game. For a team that's consistently winning, it becomes difficult to deal with loss but for me, there won't be any relative change because they have the same coaches around. Rhulani will probably do more of the talking if anything.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: In the two matches Mokwena has been at the helm, Sundowns have scored eight goals without reply in the 5-0 win over Maritzburg United and the 3-0 victory over Royal AM. They have a five-point lead at the top of the PSL table with a game in hand.


WHAT NEXT FOR SUNDOWNS? The Brazilians have a free weekend and will return to action next week for the Carling Black Label Cup. They will take on AmaZlu in the first semi-final.