Pitso embraces his prodigal son Rhulani


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes Rhulani Mokwena is now a much better coach than he was when he left The Brazilians.

Sundowns took everyone by surprise when they recalled Mokwena into the fold this week after three seasons away from the club.

Mokwena had a few learnings and misadventures at Orlando Pirates not so long ago before a short recent stint with Chippa United.

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'Jingles' believes the return of Mokwena to Chloorkop will add big value to the club.

"Yah Rhulani, the prodigal son returns. What can I say? I think it's going to be the talk of the town," Mosimane said through the club's media team.

"I think we should focus on him coming back – why him coming back? Because of the value he adds. He started his career here. He has been with us for so many years.

"Of course he moved on like anybody else, like I've moved on. We are all coaches, we are ambitious people and we try. You have to try to test yourself and why not?

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"He is very brave as a young coach to move and explore and see what's in it for him. It's not many coaches who can do that. He did that, which is good.

"He is now a better person, a better coach, I must say, because he has learnt a lot now three years down the line, and he was a head coach. So the mental side, the character is becoming different.

"He had his own challenges and his own successes so he comes back a much better coach now in terms of experience now. He has seen things. He has coached as a head coach, he has moved on.

"All I'm happy with is, I'm receiving an improved Rhulani."

Mokwena has already joined The Brazilians in camp in Rustenburg in preparation for the restart of the league.

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