Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, has shrugged off comments made by Supersport United coach, Gavin Hunt, that “Mamelodi Sundowns should be judged on how they perform in the Caf Champions League not the DStv Premiership”.
Sundowns were crowned league champions in April and are in the semi-final of the Caf Champions League.
“We’ve had a super season, it could be better,” said Mokwena. “But if you look at how we’ve played, the character we’ve shown, the resilience that we built and the type of performance that we demonstrated our from home especially in the Caf Champions League.
“Then of course, we have an incredible group of players, a special group that is doing everything it can to represent this football club with integrity and honour.”
Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw against Wydad Casablanca and if they progress, it will be the final since 2016.
“It’s only half time and there is second half to play against the defending champions and I’m also looking forward to it,” Mokwena adds. “The team is ready and we will do the best that we can to win the match.
Talking about match officials Mokwena added that: “to have a very good match we need to have three good teams to perform well.
“We need our team to perform well and that is 100 percent our focus. Then we need a strong opponent, I’m sure we saw in the first leg a very good Wydad side with good players and a good coach. And then of course hopefully we get the third team [match officials].”
By Zola Doda