WATCH: Invincibles no more as

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns/X

WATCH: Invincibles no more as Sundowns suffer first defeat; Rulani addresses the squad

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena was seen speaking to his players in the dressing room following their 1-0 defeat.

WATCH: Invincibles no more as

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena. Image: Mamelodi Sundowns/X

Mamelodi Sundowns’ unbeaten league run ended following a 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City on Saturday afternoon, but coach Rulani Mokwena remains positive.

Masandawana went into the last match of the season hoping to maintain their unbeaten run in the DStv Premiership. The Brazilians dominated the game, but lack of finishing came back to bite them. A second-half goal from Jaedin Rhodes was enough to give the Citizens all three points at the Loftus Versfeld. In the process, Rulani Mokwena suffered his first loss of the season as Sundowns coach.

After the match, Rulani addressed his players in the dressing room. Despite Masandawana dominating the league, the players looked disappointed after failing to end the season unbeaten.

Rulani not angry with Sundowns players despite defeat to CPT City

“What’s happening here? he asked. “You just won the most iconic and most memorable trophy in the history of this club. The next generation that does this, there’s going to be a meaning. And the meaning is the first group to win seven premiership titles for the first time in the history of this club in a row.

Rulani Mokwena addresses Sundowns players.

“And that is 10 months of hard, long work, and in football, you win, you lose, or you draw. When you lose, I told you this before, that victory and defeat are both impossibles, you treat both of them the same way,” Rulani told Sundowns players.

“You are not entitled to winning and so I don’t want to see anybody that’s got his head down during this moment. You deserve to be celebrating, but nobody deserves to celebrate you more than you should be celebrating yourselves.”

Masandawana’s unbeaten league record broken at the death, players disappointed

Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena then asked his players to give themselves a round of applause for breaking another record. Masandawana finished the season with 73 points and just one defeat in three matches. Sundowns and Mokwena have one more match left this season, and that is the Nedbank Cup final.

The Brazilians take on rivals Orlando Pirates at the Mbombela Stadium next Saturday.