Mamelodi Sundowns Dominate Bafana Bafana AFCON Squad With 10 Players

Mamelodi Sundowns Dominate Bafana Bafana AFCON Squad With 10 Players

A notable presence of 10 players from Mamelodi Sundowns has solidified the team’s dominance in the 23-man squad representing Bafana Bafana at the African Cup of Nations.

The selected Sundowns players include Ronwen Williams, Grant Kekana, Terrence Mashego, Aubrey Modiba, Mothobi Mvala, Khuliso Mudau, Themba Zwane, Teboho Mokoena, Thapelo Maseko, and Thapelo Morena, showcasing the considerable influence of the Brazilians in the national team.

Inclusion of Namibian Striker Peter Shalulile

In addition to the Sundowns players, Namibian-born striker Peter Shalulile has secured a spot in the final squad representing the Namibian national team.

This inclusion adds to the diverse composition of the Bafana Bafana squad.

Coach Rulani’s Pride and Recognition

Sundowns coach Rulani expressed pride in the achievement, commending the selected players for their dedication and hard work that led to their recognition by their respective national teams.

He highlighted the significance of recruiting the right talent and acknowledged the players’ resilience, citing Themba Zwane as an example who, despite initial skepticism, has become a crucial figure in Bafana Bafana.

Sundowns’ Historical Dominance in DStv Premiership

Despite Mamelodi Sundowns’ sustained dominance in the DStv Premiership for over five years, only a few of their players have represented the national team.

Rulani emphasized the perseverance and consistent performances of his players, stating that their continuous efforts have compelled their inclusion in the Bafana Bafana squad, even after being initially overlooked.

Adaptability and Performance Speak for Sundowns Players

Rulani highlighted instances where players like Khuliso Mudau faced resistance from the coach but eventually earned their place in the national team.

He emphasized the importance of performances speaking for the players, enabling coaches to reconsider their initial decisions.

The Sundowns coach recognized the evolving nature of opinions, stating that wise individuals are open to changing their minds based on player performances.

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