Mokwena at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in August 2023. Image: Backpagepix

Nyiko Mobbie prefered over Mudau BUT Rulani questions

Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena says Khuliso Mudau’s qualities are unbelievable and he’s a ‘little bit’ like Peter Shalulile.


Mokwena at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in August 2023. Image: Backpagepix

Mamelodi head coach Rulani Mokwena is struggling to understand why Khuliso Mudau continues to get overlooked by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos.

The Belgium coach has prefered Nyiko Mobbie over the Downs right-back for over a year now and fans have been questioning his selection.

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This week, Rulani said Mudau’s qualities are unbelievable as a player and alluded that the defender should be in Hugo Broos’squad.

Rulani backs Mudau for Bafana

“Losing Sailor (Khuliso Mudau) was massive. He defence well, he’s got speed, power and attacks well,” he said.

“I heard Mark Gleeson in commentary in the last match against Orlando Pirates saying it boggles his mind that Sailor is not in the national team and I fully agree with him.

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“I fully agree with you, he’s (Mudau) unbelievable, defender of the season and he’s a specimen. His qualities are unbelievable and he’s a little bit like Peter Shalulile on the physical make-up,” Rulani was quoted on Citizen.

Mudau made Broos preliminary squad to play Eswatini and Ivory Coast next month but remains to be seen if the 28-year-old would make the final 23-man squad. He was suspended against Kaizer Chiefs this past weekend but is expected to return mid-week when Masandawana face Stellenbosch.

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Rulani and his troops are undefeated this season in all competitions and reached their first cup final last Saturday when they edged out Chiefs 3-2 on aggregate in the MTN8 semi-finals.

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