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Mokwena Cites Operation ‘Vat Alles’ In Quadruple Questions

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena referenced Muhsin Erturgal’s Operation Vat Alles with Kaizer Chiefs when asked about their quadruple aspirations.

Sundowns win the inaugural African Football League – are coasting to another DStv Premiership title, in the quarter-final of the Nedbank Cup and semi-finals of the CAF Champions League.

While the fell short in the MTN8 final and knocked out of the first round of the Carling Knockout, they could end up with four trophies come the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

“But who has done it before? As much as we want to do it [win four trophies], as much as we think about the possibility of doing it, but for sure it’s a very, very difficult task, you have to think about who has done it before,” Mokwena said when asked about the ambition of a quadruple.

“I keep saying it; as a youngster, I was probably not thinking about coaching at the time, I remember Muhsin Ertugral’s Kaizer Chiefs with the operation Vat Alles, and even they didn’t win the league and they had such a good side.

“They played such good football, I remember the Confederation Cup, I think it was called the Mandela Cup if I’m not mistaken. They were such a good side but that already tells you how difficult trying to win every single trophy is.

“So we have to go game by game, try and establish ourselves in every competition and put ourselves in the next round of every competition and we’ve done that very well at the moment.

“So now we just have to continue with a laser focus and a lot of humility and also minimise the hearing of the noise you know. There’s  a lot of noise, but if we just stay focused on the task at hand, we should be fine.”

Sundowns face off against AmaTuks on Friday evening for a place in the Nedbank Cup last-four at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium at 19h00.

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.