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Rulani’s Success Based On Money? Ex-Chiefs Striker Responds

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Wedson Nyirenda has refuted to claims Rulani Mokwena is only successful because of the massive investment by Mamelodi Sundowns in new players.

Mokwena has secured Sundowns’ seventh successive DStv Premiership title and is on track for a historic unbeaten campaign.

With 69 points from 27 games, Mokwena and his side are on track to break the PSL points record set by Pitso Mosimane’s Masandawana side in 2015/16, with Nyirenda left impressed by the 37-year-old.

“Rhulani [Mokwena] is doing an incredible job, that’s clear for everyone to see,” the former Baroka coach told SportsBoom

“It’s easy for me to say he is a perfect example of a coach with a passion for the game. The young man learns and grows every day. 

“His determination and quest for success is so immense, and he’s going to be one of the greatest coaches your country has ever produced.”

The Zanaco FC coach insisted that Mokwena’s success is not based on money and admitted the duo are in contact to exchange ideas at times.

“He is a good reflection of the modern coach. One thing is that he is not afraid of trying new things and coming up with new ideas, he’s special,” he continued.

“One may argue that he has all the money to buy any quality players, and that is true, but who says it is an easy task to bring together players from different backgrounds and make them gel and play in unison as he does? 

“We have seen many coaches at teams that have too much money, but they still could and can’t put together a team to perform well. 

“I love the young man and I communicate and discuss football and life matters with him. When you chat with Rhulani, you flow well, you learn new things.

“He is one coach who likes trying new things every day and he always emphasizes that he doesn’t sleep because of work. I wish him all well in all he is doing.” 

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