Rulani Mokwena eyeing CAF glory. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns

“Respect your opponents or you’ll find yourself in trouble” – Mokwena

Rulani Mokwena says his side will not abandon the act of playing beautiful football while continuing their quest for continental success.


Rulani Mokwena eyeing CAF glory. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena said it was important for the club to reach the group stages of the CAF Champions league.

The club did so following a convincing 2-0 victory over the Burundian side this past weekend. The Brazilians won the tie 6-0 on aggregate and will now play in the group stages of the CAF CL.

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Mokwena leads Sundowns to the CAF group stages

Orlando Pirates, who also played in the competition, were eliminated by Botswana champions Jwaneng Galaxy. Many fans believe Bucs coach Jose Riverio underestimated Jwaneng in the first leg when he left out a few key players. The Buccaneers went down 1-0 away and although the won the return leg by the same score line, they lost the tie on penalties.

Mokwena’s Sundowns killed of the tie against Bumamuru in Burundi.

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 “During my time here as part of the technical team, we faced some very challenging qualifying games, such as the match against Chicken Inn from Zimbabwe (in 2016). These games can be potential stumbling blocks and if you do not respect your opponents and the games, you could find yourself in trouble. That is why it is crucial to commend this group for their mentality, professionalism and a consistent winning record. We are simply delighted to serve the club to the best of our abilities,” Mokwena said was quoted on Downs website.

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Sundowns now turn their focus to the MTN8 final this Saturday. They play against a very vulnerable Orlando Pirates side at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.