Sundowns Coach Rulani Mokwena Lauds Players After Clinical 2-0 Victory Over Nouadhibou

Sundowns Coach Rulani Mokwena Lauds Players After Clinical 2-0 Victory Over Nouadhibou

Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach, Rulani Mokwena, expressed his admiration for the team’s exceptional performance in a 2-0 victory against Nouadhibou in the Caf Champions League.

The Brazilians secured their spot in the quarterfinals, with goals from Grant Kekana and substitute Thembinkosi Lorch sealing the win in an away match.

Strategic Control and Goal Opportunities

After the match, Coach Mokwena commended the team’s incredible effort, emphasizing a strong first-half performance marked by strategic control and numerous goal-scoring opportunities.

The coach also praised the impact of substitutes in the second half, noting their positive energy on the pitch.

Acknowledging Competitive Opponents

Sundowns currently occupy the second position on the log, trailing TP Mazembe, with one more round of matches remaining in the group stages.

Mokwena acknowledged Nouadhibou as worthy opponents, highlighting their competitiveness and resilience.

Despite the challenging nature of the match, Sundowns demonstrated their prowess and secured victory.

Nouadhibou’s Fighting Spirit

In recognizing the fighting spirit of Nouadhibou, Mokwena paid tribute to their challenging performance in the second half.

He highlighted Nouadhibou’s track record, emphasizing their undefeated status at home during the group stages and a 12-game unbeaten streak in their league—a testament to the formidable task Sundowns faced in securing the result.

Appreciation for Hospitality

Beyond the match dynamics, Mokwena expressed gratitude for the warm reception and hospitality extended by the people of Nouadhibou during Sundowns’ stay in Mauritania.

The coach’s acknowledgment reflects the positive sportsmanship and camaraderie shared between the teams and their host city.

Upcoming Fixture in DStv Premiership

With their focus now shifting to domestic competition, Mokwena’s charges are set to face AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday.

The victory in the Caf Champions League serves as a momentum boost as Sundowns continue their pursuit of success on multiple fronts.

The successful progression to the quarterfinals underscores Mamelodi Sundowns’ resilience and aspirations on the continental stage.

Coach Mokwena’s words reflect a strategic approach, acknowledging challenges while emphasizing the team’s commitment to sustained excellence.

As they navigate both local and international competitions, Sundowns’ performance remains closely watched in the football community.

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