Sundowns PSL gossip

Rhulani Mokwena, the master tactician. Image: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix.

Sundowns boss Rhulani Mokwena: You need a dictionary to describe Themba Zwane

Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena has waxed lyrical about Bafana Bafana star Themba Zwane. He’s running out of words!

Sundowns PSL gossip

Rhulani Mokwena, the master tactician. Image: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix.

The evergreen Themba Zwane continues to sparkle for Sundowns, and Brazilians boss Rhulani Mokwena has run out of superlatives for the 33-year-old who’s still a key man in the Bafana Bafana setup.

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Mshishi sizzling for Sundowns

Despite his advancing years, Themba Zwane is still a key cog in the Sundowns attack. He produced consistent performances on a weekly basis, and that consistency has seen him earn a recall to the Bafana setup.

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Rhulani waxes lyrical over Themba Zwane

Rhulani is a huge fan of Themba Zwane, both the player and the person. He struggles to come up with the words that can aptly describe how he plays football though. During Pitso Mosimane’s stint as the Sundowns head coach, he remarked that Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda would be the ones holding the piano, while Zwane and Gaston Sirino would play it. In 2023, that’s still the case, with Mshishi calling the tune.

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Mamelodi Sundowns superstar Themba Zwane celebrates a goal against Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership. Image: @Masandawana / Twitter

“You need a dictionary when you want to describe him. But behind the footballer, there is an incredible human being. He amazes me and the modern day leader is an influencer, and that is ‘Mshishi’. When he walks in, he grabs peoples’ attention. He has this thing about him, he does not demand respect from people but he gives respect to people,” says Mokwena.

“He is good to people and in return, people are good to him and I think he deserves to be captain of Sundowns.

“Other players are learning from him and they are developing good human qualities and serving the club. It is never about individuals but a collective effort and Themba happens to be part of a very good group of honest football players,” Mokwena added.

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Bafana Bafana midfielder Themba Zwane – Photo: Twitter @Masandawana

Zwane is expected to start for Bafana Bafana against Liberia on Friday night in a crunch AFCON qualifier.

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