Rhulani Mokwena, the coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, acknowledged that the burdens associated with football caused him to lose interest in the game.
“Sorry I’m feeling a bit grumpy, I didn’t give you the best press conference, but this is my mood for the last couple of weeks now, but anyway this is football,” Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena said as quoted by IdiskiTimes.
“This game of football, sometimes, every single day it eats away my passion for this game. I’m slowly losing my love for this game and it’s very sad.
“It’s very, very sad because I was born into football and I look at how this game is going and I say to myself, ‘maybe I’m not cut out for this game’. I’m in a space where I say to myself,‘ maybe I’m not good enough to be a football coach’.”
Rhulani Mokwena has had a fantastic first season leading Mamelodi Sundowns. October 2022 saw Mokwena promoted to head coach. He has managed the team’s 63 games since taking over.
Mokwena won the Africa Football League championship as well as the DStv Premiership. He actually only lost five games while leading the team!
The Sundowns coach has acknowledged that being in the hot seat is wearing him out, despite the fact that his obvious success has made him the talk of the town!
In 2020 Mokwena became co-coach of Mamelodi Sundowns alongside Manqoba Mngqithi. In October 2022, “Mngqithi was assigned to a new role as Sundowns’ senior coach in what is a demotion from the position