Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena did not want to comment on the rumours about Andile Jali and Sipho Mbule allegedly arriving under the influence of alcohol to the training ground when quizzed after beating Marumo Gallants in the Nedbank Cup.
The Namibian international Peter Shalulile scored a hat-trick which sent KaboYellow to the next round. It was a professional performance under extraordinary circumstances, with countless reports claiming that some players arrived at Chloorkop under the influence.
“Well, I’ve said, if you look for negatives from me about my players, I don’t have any,” Rulani Mokwena spoke in a post-match interview, as he shut down the rumours.
“I’ll never speak negatively about my players. Never, ever, ever. So, I’ve got no comment on that.”
Mokwena compared his side to Premier League champions Manchester City and used it as an opportunity to confirm his trust in the players.
“A lot of teams know how Man City create their chances, a lot of teams know how Sundowns create their chances,” continued Mokwena.
“But the players are so good, the game belongs to the players and a lot of credit goes to this honest, honest group.
“Honestly we’re very lucky to be coaching this honest group of players, very lucky.”
Sundowns will now travel to the Danie Craven Stadium, as they shift their focus towards an in-form Stellenbosch side.
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