Rulani Mokwena is not leaving Mamelodi Sundowns

Orlando Pirates former head coach Rulani Mokwena has decided to come forward and hush all rumours and insists that his loyalty lies with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Rulani has been linked with a move to Egyptian giants Al Ahly to continue working with former boss Pitso Mosimane. The Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach has refuted claims that he has travelled to Egypt for talks with the club.

Taking to his social media account, Rulani made it clear that he is loyal and is staying at Mamelodi Sundowns. “I have received questions from the media and have also seen statements on social media stating that I will be joining Al Ahlyas assistant coach. I thought it necessary to state categorically that I am loyal to Mamelodi Sundowns and am staying at Mamelodi Sundowns.”- the statement read.

“I am extremely happy at the club. I am hounded and feel an enormous sense of pride to be back and would like to express my deep commitment and loyalty to the club, the president, the board and our supports, the yellow nation. Serving you brings me huge amount of motivation and the spirit we have within us is what brings me a sense of belonging. The President of Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Patrice Motsepe, has supported and has always believed in me and I am thankful for the trust and confidence that he has consistently shown in me.” – Rulani added

Pitso will be backed up by Egyptian coach Sami Komsan who served as the number two to previous coach René Weiler, while Mamelodi Sundowns have put Manqoba Mngqithi in charge of the team in the interim but could back the experienced coach to make the step up and continue the good work of Mosimane.

Mokwena re-joined Mamelodi Sundowns as an assistant coach after his disappointing term as head coach of Orlando Pirates at the turn of the year. He briefly coached Chippa United on loan from Sundowns during this season but returned to the Brazilians bench for the bio-bubble stint.

 

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