Mamelodi Sundowns

Only 10 teams have ever beaten Mamelodi Sundowns under co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena in their 100 matches in charge. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Demoted Sundowns coach to reject top PSL coaching gig?

Manqoba Mngqithi is happy to snub a PSL offer and remain at Mamelodi Sundowns despite being demoted according to reports

Mamelodi Sundowns

Only 10 teams have ever beaten Mamelodi Sundowns under co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena in their 100 matches in charge. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Mamelodi Sundowns ‘senior coach’ Manqoba Mngqithi has been linked with an unsurprising exit from the Brazilians.

He was demoted from his position as co-coach alongside Rhulani Mokwena, who’s now the sole head coach of the team, in October.

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And now, the vastly experienced coach has been linked with Romain Folz’ job at AmaZulu.

According to the latest reports however, Mngqithi is set to REJECT AmaZulu.

Sundowns coach happy to play second fiddle to Mokwena

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“Mgosi reported previously that AmaZulu could make an official offer to Mamelodi Sundowns senior coach Manqoba Mngqithi next month, as he is in his final six months of his Downs contract.” a Citizen report read.

“However, an informant at the Chloorkop side has told this publication that the former Golden Arrows mentor is not keen to leave Masandawana.

“The stumbling block is that Sundowns have not tabled a contract extension for Mngqithi, who has been at the club for close to a decade.”

Mamelodi Sundowns senior coach Manqoba Mngqithi, head coach Rhulani Mokwena and first teamn coach Steve Komphela during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between Royal AM and Sundowns at Chatsworth Stadium, Durban on 29 October 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix.

In other news, Mamelodi Sundowns’ preparations following their 2022 FIFA World Cup break are well underway.

The Brazilians return to competitive action later this month when they host rivals Orlando Pirates.

In preparation for that, Sundowns took the field of play in a friendly match against Motsepe Foundation Championship newcomers Casric Stars.

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While many would’ve expected the Brazilians to easily brush aside their opponents, it was far from that!

Rhulani Mokwena’s side were made to sweat for their victory in the three friendlies they played in.

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Brazilians made to toil for win over Casric

“In a series of three exhibition matches, Sundowns won one of three clashes played against Casric Stars on Thursday as part of the clubs’ preparations for the resumption of PSL action.” – a Kickoff report read.

“The first encounter ended in a 1-0 win for Masandawana while the second 0-0 draw and the third ended in 1-1 stalemate. The overall result is a aggregate 2-1 win for the Brazilians over the Championship side.”

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Peter Shalulile of Sundowns (c) celebrates goal during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 football match between Sundowns and TS Galaxy at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 15 December 2020 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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