Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena. Image: @MamelodiSundowns/Facebook)

Yanga offer players huge bonuses for Sundowns sculp

The stakes are going to be high when Mamelodi Sundowns and Young Africans meet in the CAF Champions League last eight!


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena. Image: @MamelodiSundowns/Facebook)

Young Africans will have extra motivation for their crunch clash against Mamelodi Sundowns next week.

Rhulani Mokwena’s side are due to face Yanga in the CAF Champions League Quarterfinals over two legs.

According to the latest reports, Yanga have doubled their bonus structure to give their players added motivation to beat the South African giants.

The first leg will take place on 30 March in Tanzania while the second leg takes place a week later in South Africa.

Yanga offered double bonuses for beating Sundowns

“Even President Samia Suluhu Hassan is ready to support these teams to reach far in the CAF Champions League,” Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, in Tanzania, Damas Ndumbaro said as quoted by Goal.

“She has doubled her goal motivation package from 5 million TSZ (R37 104) to 10 million TSZ (R74, 209). She wants these teams to do well and reach the finals, in order to achieve this, we should all support our envoys.”

We want to be the best – Mokwena

“I spent some time in Brazil in the off-season and during the break in early parts of January, what we’ve done is incredible, you go to Brazil [and] they speak, ‘Ow! You are the Mamelodi Sundowns coach’,” Rhulani Mokwena said as quoted by Goal.

“The first thing they talk about is the type of football we’re playing at almost every single club. You go to Fluminense, they ask ‘How do you also get the team to play like that?’

“You go to Flamengo, you go to Vasco, Botafogo and they also say ‘unbelievable’. They follow Mamelodi Sundowns, it’s incredible,”

“If the team has that type reach only based on performances on the pitch you can just imagine we scale into the Club World Cup space how much potential does this football club have.

“So it’s the ambition of the club and it’s one we have to work very, very hard to try to reach but for sure with the quality that Mamelodi Sundowns have, the support we get from the club it’s a possibility for sure,”