Mokwena back at a familiar environment


Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena says it felt normal having to return to a familiar environment which is surrounded by familiar faces.

This as Mokwena officially made his return to the Brazilians for a second stint, following three seasons away from the club.

The 33-year-old rejoins the club on a four-year-deal.

“It felt normal in the sense that these were family members that only temporarily we were distant from each other for a couple of years but I have come back into a very familiar environment with a lot of very familiar faces,” he told the club’s media team.

“I have got to take this opportunity also to thank the President (Patrice Motsepe) who has always been a father figure and someone that has always maintained very good relations with me even when I left Mamelodi Sundowns and also the head coach (Pitso Mosimane) who has taught me so much with regard to what it is to become a good coach and has continued to demonstrate his qualities by winning trophies and dominating South African football.

“It was fantastic, a warm welcome. The coaches welcomed me very well, the session was very well organised and the players gave me the normal amount of respect that they gave me before I left, of course seeing a lot of familiar faces like Hlompho Kekana, Denis Onyango, Themba Zwane, Kennedy Mweene is always exciting because most of these players that are at Sundowns are people that I have got very good relations with,” he added.

Sundowns are currently in camp at the Royal Marang Hotel in Rustenburg as they prepare for the resumption of the 2019/20 season.

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