• Mngqithi, Mokwena credits Sundowns performance for winning COTM award

    Mamelodi Sundowns co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena credited the Masandawana’s strong start to the season as the reason for them winning the DStv Premiership Coach of the Month award for August/September.

    The Sundowns coaching duo have led the team to an unbeaten start to the campaign after winning five games and drawing just one in six matches, scoring 11 goals with their defence still to be breached

    Mnqgithi and Mokwena have beaten the likes of Royal AM coach John Maduka and SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo to snatch the Coach of the Month award.

    Mokwena shared a message of congratulations to all the members of the club who were involved in contributing to the teams’ early-season success.

    “Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns in its entirety, the football club which we represent. Congratulations to my colleague Coach Manqoba also on winning the award and congratulations to the rest of the technical staff who have made an immense contribution to the good results so far,” Mokwena told his club’s official website.

    Mngqithi echoed the sentiments of Mokwena by congratulating the club’s performance which resulted in them winning the award.

    “The truth of the matter is that this is a collective effort, we are just the recipients. Without everyone that surrounds us,” Mngqithi added.

    “A club like Mamelodi Sundowns ticks because of a group of people working towards one goal which is to win – to win every training session, every friendly match, and to win every match.”