No thugs here: Kaizer Chiefs coach claps back at Rulani Mokwena

No thugs here: Kaizer Chiefs coach claps back at Rulani Mokwena

- Ernst Middendorp has fired back at Rulani Mokwena's post-Soweto Derby remarks

- The Pirates coach said in a heated debate after the match that the Amakhosi side displayed "thuggish" behaviour

- Middendorp slammed the remark and said there were no thugs in his team

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Rulani Mokwena has no love for the Kaizer Chiefs after his team lost following the Soweto Derby this past weekend following a penalty goal given to the Glamour Boys. reported earlier that Mokwena likened Bernard Parker’s fall to the ground to diving into a pool.

In a post-match interview, Mokwena said the Chiefs displayed "thuggish" behaviour that led to them winning 3-2.

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Middendorp has since defended his team, adding there were no thugs in the Kaizer Chiefs side. The Amakhosi coach said that his team made fewer mistakes than the Bucs and it secured them the win.

He said:

“There were a number of goalscoring opportunities on both sides. There were a number of mistakes. And if I’m talking about a game of mistakes then I’m talking about the defending and about the attacking. And will you now blame another team that they made less mistakes, that they had fewer errors?” he asked.

Middendorp was clearly not impressed with Mokwena's remarks but he ended up being the bigger man by keeping calm.

“I have a good education and my parents told me at a certain time, 'Don’t talk; just show you are a grown up’,” Middendorp said.

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