Mamelodi Sundowns reshuffles technical team

Mngqithi demoted, Komphela promoted after Pirates drubbing in MTN8


Mamelodi Sundowns football club have announced changes into the club’s technical team following a string of poor performances and unconvincing victories. The club announced on Monday.

The changes come on the back of Masandawana’s 3-0 annihilation by Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 Semi-finals.

The restructuring process has seen Rulani Mokwena, promoted as a sole head coach for the club.

Manqoba Mngqithi has been appointed as senior coach, a position previously held by Steve Komphela who has now been promoted to become first team coach.

“These changes were necessitated by the poor performances and unconvincing victories that the club has experienced for quite some time.”

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“Mamelodi Sundowns has a clear objective of becoming one of the most successful football clubs in Africa and its recent average and lacklustre performances are contrary to this objective.”

“Rulani Mokwena will take over the responsibility of head coach at Mamelodi Sundowns. Steve Komphela will be promoted to become first team coach.

“And Manqoba Mngqithi will be the senior coach which is the position previously occupied by Steve Komphela.

“The goalkeeper coach, Wendell Robinson will stay in his current position. These changes are with immediate effect,” reads the club’s statement.

By Pete Kent

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