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Update On Mngqithi As Sundowns Deal Set To Expire

Mamelodi Sundowns First Team Coach Manqoba Mngqithi remains “in talks” with the club, as they look to extend his stay beyond the end of the season.

Mngqithi first arrived back in 2014 as the assistant to then-head coach Pitso Mosimane and served in the role until his exit in 2020, before his appointment as co-head coach.

But his long-term future at the club was thrown into doubt when he was demoted to first-team coach, which saw Rulani Mokwena elevated as the sole head coach in October 2023.

However, the reported disharmony was quickly laid to rest with Sundowns going on to win the 2022/23 league title and now on course for a historic quadruple this season.

Sources within Sundowns indicated to this website there’s mutual happiness for Mngqithi to remain part of the technical team, with his contract set to expire in July.

This was confirmed by his agent Mike Makaab of ProSport when speaking exclusively to iDiski Times: “[Yes] we’re in discussions with Mamelodi Sundowns.

“I’m hoping that in a couple of weeks, a finality will happen, one way or another. I think for both parties, it is important the matter is brought a closure. He’s [happy to continue at Sundowns] very much so.”

The African Football League champions are currently on course for the DStv Premiership title and in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.

They travel today to Tunisia to face Esperance Sportive Tunis for the first leg of their last four tie in Africa’s elite club competition.

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.