Rhulani delighted to rejoin 'family'

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns' prodigal son Rhulani Mokwena has reflected on his return to the same dominant outfit he left to join Orlando Pirates three years ago.

Mokwena was released by both Chippa United and Pirates in the same week, leaving him briefly unemployed before re-signing with Sundowns.

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The Brazilians have re-assembled in Rustenburg ahead of the PSL's proposed restart in the next few weeks, with the 33-year-old tactician having also joined the camp.

"I think it felt normal, in the sense that these were family members and we were only temporarily distant from each other for a couple of years," Mokwena told his club's media team.

"But I've come back into a very familiar environment, with a lot of very familiar faces, and one that's kept its ethos of professionalism, hard work, success and drive to be the best club, not only in South Africa but in Africa.

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"So, it feels good and I'm humbled that the opportunity presented itself, and I've got to take this opportunity to thank the president who has always been a father figure, and someone that's always maintained good relations with me.

"And also Coach Pitso, who has taught me so much with regards to what it takes to become a good coach and continued to demonstrate his qualities by winning trophies and dominating South African football."

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