Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns team vs Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Sundowns star ready for Europe, says Ribeiro

We might see a couple of DStv Premiership players moving abroad. Mamelodi Sundowns’ Teboho Mokoena has been back by Lucas Ribeiro.

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns team vs Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Mamelodi SundownsLucas Ribeiro has played in Belgium for SK Beveren. The Brazilian believes Teboho Mokoena is ready to move up those levels.


The 25-year-old Ribiero has just spent a season playing with Mokoena at Sundowns. According to the Brazilian, the 27-year-old from Bethlehem, Free State, is surprisingly playing in South Africa rather than Europe.

“Actually, Tebza is one of the players, it’s surprises me with all the attributes and the qualities he has, strong physical presence and the ability to score outside the box, shoots and also runs a lot. So, he’s got all the qualities that you can get from a midfielder. It still surprises me that he’s my teammate in South Africa because players of that quality, you probably see them in top clubs in Europe,” Ribeiro said via SABC Sport.

“I asking about him being focused in Sundowns or maybe being actually disturbed by other offers but he said he’s gonna put every focus he has on the last two games or the last games of the league and also to focus on the final, that’s where his mind is at but God decides or takes the final decision. But his mind and everything is towards Sundowns,” the Brazilian attacker concluded.


The club known as Kabo Yellow lifted a seventh league title in a row with six matches matches to spare. Additionally, Sundowns went on to break the record of the highest points won in a single. The record of 71 points was previously marked by Pitso Mosimane.

Speaking to the media after beating Stellenbosch FC 1-0 in Cape Town on Saturday, coach Rulani Mokwena, who is younger than one of his players, was asked to name his Coach of the Season.

“The Coach of the Season would be me [Rulani Mokwena], that’s what I think. I think the Coach Of the season must be the coach that wins the league,” Mokwena said via iDiski Times.

“But I can’t not give lots of compliments to the work that Stevie Barker has done. He deserves incredible applaudits for the work he has done at Stellenbosch.

“And many of my other colleagues, there’s been some very good work that’s been done, Jose Riveiro at Pirates has done some very good work.

“But without sounding arrogant, the Coach of the Season in my opinion would me for sure and I have no doubts about it,” the Sundowns mentor concluded.