Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Rulani Mokwena’s Concerns About SA Football Angers Fans: “Cry Baby”

Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Rulani Mokwena’s Concerns About SA Football Angers Fans: “Cry Baby”

  • Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena criticised the standard of officiating after a draw against Polokwane City
  • The coach revealed his growing disappointment with the current state of South African football
  • Football fans questioned Mokwena's fading passion with many claiming his acting out because Sundowns didn't win
Rulani Mokwena spoke about the state of SA football
Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Rulani Mokwena addressed the media at Loftus Stadium. in Pretoria. Image: @BraMahlatse
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After a 0-0 draw against Polokwane City, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena didn't mince words about the challenges facing South African football.

Rulani Mokwena's love for football

Mokwena expressed frustration with the standard of officiating. According to TimesLIVE, he revealed that he is slowly Iosing his love for the game, even though he was born into football.

The coach candidly questioned his suitability as a football coach and wondered whether the current state of the game aligns with his passion.

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“I am sorry I am feeling a little bit grumpy, but this is my mood for the last couple of weeks. This is football and every single day it eats away at my passion for this game."

Football fans scrutinise Rulani Mokwena

Mokwena's utterances came under scrutiny from football fans. They suggested that his stance resulted from Sundowns' inability to secure a victory in the DStv Premiership match against Polokwane City at the Loftus Stadium.

Oupa Phiri mentioned:

"It’s sound good and tasty when it favours his team."

Samuel Ndlovu-Khobane wrote:

"You need a break, my coach. Just use this FIFA break with your loved ones, read books and forget about football. Come back very strong."

Makholwa Madwara said:

"The problem is that when it's his team that benefits he keeps shut! Like he did when Zungu injured Parker and yet always complains when his players get injured. Cry baby this one."

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Eddie Nyawo posted:

"It's a game you can't win them all, referees are also human so expect mishaps here and there. Stop being dramatic."

Celbon Mkhwanazi added:

"You can't win all the games boytjie."

Sundown’s defender Grant Kekana taken to court

In another article, Briefly News reported that top Mamelodi Sundown defender Grant Kekana found himself in hot boiling water recently with luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz.

Things aren't looking good this festive season for Grant Kekana, as he was dragged to court by Mercedes Benz Financial Services after failing to pay as per their agreement.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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