Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has reflected on 2022 as a year which was difficult due to some challenges even though his team and the South Africa national women’s team was able to celebrate some major trophies.
Mokwena was appointed as the head coach of Masandawana after the club restructured its technical team. The highly astute coach believes the difficulties of this year don’t only come from football, but society as well.
“With Christmas comes there’s a responsibility to review because we come closer and closer to the end of the year. And, to review the year in appreciating the performance is the results. It’s been a very difficult year for everybody, a difficult year in the sense that it’s brought upon a lot of challenges both not just from a football perspective even from society perspective,” he told the media.
“We are a country that [is] dealing with quite a bit and this year we had to deal with quite a lot. But we come through it relatively well with the grace of God of course. But also, with appreciating the fact that we were able to celebrate a couple of trophies this year, we celebrated the Nedbank cup, we celebrated winning the league title, we celebrated winning the Carling Black Label. So, we are in a space where we can give ourselves incredible plaudits for a very good year.
“Even in the same space, our women team as Masandawana, we celebrated their incredible achievements with the two league titles and an incredible performance in the champions league. And then of course even our women national team took a little bit of that leaf and got that inspiration and they were magnificent too,” he added. The Brazilians are currently on top of DStv Premiership currently and face a big encounter next week against Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
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