Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena has admitted that Mandla Ncikazi’s recent comments could have a negative on the sensitive player at the club.
The Pirates coach has been capturing the headlines recently for his comments following Sundowns latest title triumph.
When asked by the media why there is such a gap the Buccaneers mentor seemingly hit out at the quality of the players at his disposal by saying Sundowns shop at Woolworths while other teams shop at Spar and Pick n Pay.
The comments have not been well received and Mokwena has cautioned that it could cause unrest in a camp where he knows many of the players from his spell at the club.
“For me, the biggest thing is what does it say to his own players. I know the Pirates players because I worked with them, and I don’t want to say much about it,” Mokwena said.
“I don’t want to go into that space. It’s a difficult comment to make and maybe he’s got his own logic (as to) why he made that comment and maybe it’s for the media to interrogate that statement.”
“You must ask what he means by that because, to be honest, if you’re a Pirates player and you hear something like that I’m not sure how you’ll react.
“I know those boys well and how sensitive they are, so I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it and maybe it’s for coach Mandla to expedite the statement a bit more.”
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