AFCON: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena Shows Love to Bafana Bafana Star Themba Zwane

AFCON: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena Shows Love to Bafana Bafana Star Themba Zwane

  • Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena praised Bafana Bafana's Themba Zwane after their Africa Cup of Nations game against Tunisia
  • Themba Zwane made the country proud after being named the Man of the Match for the second time
  • Fans also celebrated Zwane's performance, acknowledging his contribution to South Africa's success and highlighting other players' achievements

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena showered Themba Zwane with praise after the team qualified for the next round.

Rulani Mokwena praises Themba Zwane
Rulani Mokwena showed love to Bafana Bafana star Themba Zwane. Image: PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images
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Rulani Mokwena gushes over Themba Zwane

Themba Zwane made the country proud again after being crowned the Man of the Match again following their game against Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations. Bafana Bafana qualified for the knockout phase after their draw against Tunisia.

Reacting to Themba Zwane's play, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena headed to his social media page to gush over the star. He shared a picture with the Sundowns forward holding his Total Energies Man of the Match trophy and wrote:

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"The great Shika "

Mzansi celebrates Themba Zwane

Social media users also showed Zwane with praise. Many said the star deserves the recognition he is getting.

@NareMorema said:

"Your boys are very smooth and comfortable on the ball, South Africa is reaping the fruits of hard work, we can’t individualise this achievement, but we appreciate you my coach"

@KingNema_Jnr added:

"I'm glad we are still witnessing our players doing great on the squad."

@NkululekoGento1 said:

"No guys siyi country we have to talk about Ronwen Williams ball distribution .. Well done shika."

@onetimepantsula noted:

"Coach who will be the next Shika, should he retire soon. The man can ball, please talk to him to go on like how CR7 is doing. We will need him ka World Cup."

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Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that the Mamelodi Sundowns FC and Bafana Bafana player Teboho Moekoena just turned a year older and wiser. The midfielder celebrated his birthday all the way in Ivory Coast as they are participating in the AFCON 2023 tournament.

Recently, Teboho Mokoena made headlines after he was crowned the Assist of The Day at the AFCON 2023 tournament on Monday, 22 January 2024, after Bafana Bafana's epic 4-0 win against Namibia.

Source: Briefly News

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