Mamelodi Sundowns confirm Rulani Mokwena’s exit, replacement revealed!

Mamelodi Sundowns have announced today that they have reached a mutual agreement to part ways with head coach Rulani Mokwena following discussions between the two parties.

News emerged on Tuesday that Mokwena would be leaving the club reportedly due to a strained relationship with Sporting Director Flemming Berg and after failing to meet the targets last season.

Bafana Ba Style have confirmed that Manqoba Mngqithi and the technical team will be in charge so long, preparing the team for the 2024/25 season.

SUNDOWNS CONFIRM RULANI MOKWENA'S DEPARTURE

“Mamelodi Sundowns and Rhulani Mokwena amicably concluded an agreement bringing to an end Rhulani Mokwena’s employment as Head Coach,” stated the club's stament.

“Sundowns wishes to express its gratitude to Rhulani Mokwena for his contribution to the successes and achievements of the Club during his tenure as Head Coach. Rhulani Mokwena will forever be part of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family and the club wishes him all of the very best with his future endeavours. .

“The decision of Mamelodi Sundowns was taken by the Board taking into account the objectives and expectations of the Club and was not influenced or based on the recommendation of any individual associated with the Club.

“Sundowns is deeply committed to the development and growth of South African coaches and players.

“Coach Manqoba Mngqithi and the Technical Team will continue to lead and take control of the training and preparation of the players for the upcoming season.

“Mamelodi Sundowns is preparing and focusing on competing in all the upcoming competitions and is honoured to be one of four Football Clubs representing the African Continent in the historic FIFA Club World Cup 2025.”

MORE TECHNICAL TEAM MEMBERS FACING EXIT DOOR?

Meanwhile, according to FARPost, Mokwena leaves the club along with his two technical members – Dayle Solomons and Mario Masha. Moreover, the club's Set piece coach Michael Loftman and the DDC Sinethemba Badela are also linked with exit.

Now, it remains to be seen whether the club brings a new coach or elects to promote Mngqithi who's currently overseeing things at training.

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