Mokwena praises competition amongst Sundowns players

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, has praised competition amongst his players.

In goals, Ronwen Williams, has been a first choice while facing competition from Dennis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene and Reyaad Pieterse.

Defender Mosa Lebusa played 23 matches in all competitions last season but has been finding it hard to break into the team this season. Mokwena has urged all his players to fight for places in the team.

“Mothobi [Mvala] has done very well with the change in position,” said Mokwena. “Against Swallows we even went with the back three for the very first time. We tried to play with an inverted wing back on the left, we have never trained it but I felt the game needed something like that with a pass from a little bit higher up on the left.

“It looked good. But they have to compete, they have to fight for positions. They have to fight in midfield, they have to fight in the goalkeeping department. It’s tough.

“You can speak about Mothobi, Mosa [Lebusa], Rushine [De Reuck] and Grant [Kekana] and everybody. You have Kennedy [Mweene], Reyaad [Pieterse], Ronwen [Williams] and Denis [Onyango] in goals.

“Up front Peter [Shalulile], Nasir [Abubaker], Hashim [Domingo] and the younger ones. Everybody has to fight. And that’s good for the team, good for the squad and us going forward.”

Sundowns takes on CR Belouizdad in the Caf Champions League quarter final, first leg on Saturday, kick off is at 21h00.
By Zola Doda

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