Mokwena Makes Case For Sundowns’ Supremacy In PSL Player Of The Season Race
Rhulani Mokwena, the Head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, has voiced his opinion that the entire team should be considered for the Player of the Year Award due to the outstanding contribution of each player. Mokwena praised the exceptional performances of every Downs player, including goal-scorers Cassius Mailula and Peter Shalulile, and emphasized that the team’s success is a collective effort.
The 36-year-old coach strongly believes that all three finalists for the award should come from the Sundowns club. Currently, Mamelodi Sundowns are aiming to successfully defend their PSL crown, with three wins needed in order to achieve this feat.
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Overall, Mokwena has lauded the team for their impressive performances throughout the ongoing Premier Soccer League campaign.
Rhulani Mokwena has suggested that the entire Mamelodi Sundowns squad should be considered for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Player of the Year Award. He claims that every player in the team has been exceptional and that all three finalists for the award should come from Mamelodi Sundowns. The defending champions need three wins to successfully defend their PSL crown.
“I would give you the Sundowns squad and I say to you, choose the most stand out of the list because it’s gonna be very difficult to do that,” Mokwena told Marawa Sports. “But maybe moving from last season where the shortlist was three Mamelodi Sundowns players and you could have chosen either one between [Andile Jali], Peter [Shalulile], and Themba Zwane. I think it’s going to be the same this season too because they have been incredible.”
Mokwena believes that the award should go to a Sundowns player, but he does not personally believe in individual awards in a football context. He thinks that the game should always be a team effort and that the success of an individual is only a reflection of the contribution of the rest of the team.
“The amount of goals that Peter and Cassius [Mailula] are scoring, it’s only because of the quality of the teammates around them. And the amount of work that we put in on a day-to-day basis,” he added.
Mailula has been widely mentioned for his performances this season, having scored eight goals and provided three assists in 13 PSL games.