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Rulani On Lack Of PSL Support For CAFCL

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena says complaining about the lack of support from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over scheduling won’t help the cause.

Sundowns were the only quarter-finalist in the CAF Champions League who were scheduled for a league fixture this week ahead of their 2nd leg tie against Young Africans SC.

Mokwena made 11 changes from his squad who were in action in Tanzania as they secured a narrow last-minute 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Richards Bay.

“It is what it is, I can’t complain it’s not going to help, so we have to play the games, we have to win the games, and the players understand this, the club understands this, I would love to see more support when we play these types of games for sure,” Mokwena said at Loftus Versfeld on Thursday morning.

When pressed about attempting to improve communication with Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos and the South African Football Association (SAFA) with regards to their players, Mokwena said he didn’t want to go into that issue either.

“It’s better for me not to comment on that question, sorry, it’s beautiful question but it’s better I don’t comment, I’ll be smashed for talking to the media,” he said.

“And it’s not true that we didn’t speak to the Association, it’s not true and this is just for the benefit of the Sundowns fans.

“Sometimes they think we also don’t care about the aspirations, their dreams to make them happy but it’s not true that the club didn’t speak to the federation (SAFA) it’s not true.”

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.