Sunday Oct 04, 2020. 13:00
Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has shot down rumours that he will be following Pitso Mosimane to Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
Mosimane resigned from his post as manager of ‘Downs earlier this week and has been unveiled as the new boss of Cairo side Al Ahly.
It was speculated that Mokwena would follow ‘Jingles’ to North Africa to work as an understudy, but the former Orlando Pirates and Chippa United coach has insisted that he is going nowhere.
“I am loyal and staying at Mamelodi Sundowns. I have received questions from the media and have also seen statements on social media stating that I will be joining Al Ahly as assistant coach,” said Mokwena in a statement, as quoted by Goal.
“I thought it necessary to state categorically that I am loyal to Mamelodi Sundowns and am staying at Mamelodi Sundowns. I am extremely happy at the club. I am honoured and feel an enormous sense of pride to be back here and would like to express my deep commitment and loyalty to the club, the president, the board and our supporters, the yellow nation.
“Serving you brings me huge amounts of motivation and the spirit we have within us is what brings me a sense of belonging. The president of Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Patrice Motsepe has supported and has always believed in me and I am thankful for the trust and confidence that he has consistently shown in me.”
Sundowns have yet to announce a replacement for Mosimane, though Mokwena and fellow assistant Manqoba Mngqithi could be handed the reins as co-coaches.