Dstv Premiership Mamelodi Sundowns and coach Rhulani Mokwena in talks to cut ties

SABC Sport has it on good authority that Mamelodi Sundowns and coach Rhulani Mokwena are in talks to cut ties just 12 months after agreeing a four-year contract.

The final and official decision is yet to be made following tense discussions, but the probability Mokwena will step down is high.

It’s understood at the centre of this shocking development at Chloorkop is the broken working relationship between the coach and sporting director Flemming Berg.

Berg, who worked as a talent development manager in his home country for the Danish FA and was also an international scout at Chelsea, joined The Brazilians in April 2022 while Mokwena was co-coach alongside Manqoba Mngqithi.

Mokwena would later be appointed the sole head coach with the role given to Berg effectively making him superior to the technical team.

According to information gathered by SABC Sport, the two have had difficulties pulling in the same direction for some time now. Sundowns have released defender Brian Onyango, midfielders Bongani Zungu and Gaston Sirino as well as striker Thabiso Kutumela, while attacker Junior Mendieta told a radio station in his native Argentina that he is likely to move to Greece.

But Sundowns, who are set for pre-season camp in Austria later this month, have yet to announce any new signings. It now looks likely that Mokwena will leave Sundowns, although talks were ongoing at the time of publishing – leaving room for a possible U-turn.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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