Mokwena: One swallow doesn’t make a summer

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, has reminded his players that beating Al Ahly 5-2 in the Caf Champions League group stage will not deliver any trophy to Chloorkop.

Masandawana outclassed the African Team of the Century in an entertaining match played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Despite the convincing victory, the Sundowns coach has sent a strong message to his players.

“These types of victories are very dangerous, you have to stay focus because there are still two more games to go in the group stages and there is still a very long way in the Champions League to go,” said Mokwena after the match.

“The game belongs to the players and they deserve all the praise. But I still need to remind them that there is still very long way to go and one swallow doesn’t make a summer.

“These results will not deliver any trophy. We are business minded people and we want to win trophies and we are here to win trophies. That is what happens at big clubs, we are judged by that. In victory, defeats and draws I’m proud of the players.”

This was not the first time Sundowns scored five goals past Al Ahly. In April 2019, Masandawana beat the Egyptian giants 5-0 in the quarter-final first leg. The second leg ended 1-0 in favour of the Egyptian.

“Beating Al Ahly so well, it has happened before, we haven’t done anything miraculous or anything out of the ordinary,” added Mokoena. “The quality of the football players makes it possible because when you have good football players any result is possible.”

Sudanese side Al Hilal will host Mamelodi Sundowns in Group B match day five.

By Zola Doda

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