It's not a one-man show - Rulani Mokwena

It's not a one-man show - Rulani Mokwena

Mamelodi Sundowns smashed yet another PSL record with their 2-0 win over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United on Wednesday night, with coach Rulani Mokwena again crediting his star-studded side.

The victory over Matsatsantsa was their ninth league win in a row since the start of the current DStv Premiership season, surpassing Kaizer Chiefs’ previous record of eight consecutive wins nine years ago. 

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Downs make it look easy, but Mokwena insists it’s the hours of work they put in, along with the support provided by the wider management and backroom staff.

"How do we do it? Well, you need good football players who are good human beings, and it's not always nice talks. We have to push – that is my job, I have to do my job, I'm paid to help the team get results," said Mokwena.

"Fortunately, I sit in a position where I'm extremely privileged to work with very good players, and then I've got the support of the very good structure from the entire club.

"From senior management all the way to the technical team, and the objectives are very clear, so a lot of credit needs to go to everybody involved at the football club because it's not a one-man show. But it is extremely satisfying to see that type of performance."

The coach also touched on their new record. 

"Let me congratulate the team for setting another record – and breaking, in fact – nine straight wins for the first time, a record that's been standing for almost two decades [sic]," he added.

"So it's incredible what this group keeps doing, and the hunger and desire to keep going. To beat a very good side, a very difficult side – SuperSport is very tough to beat.

"They are always organised, with physicality, set-pieces, throw-ins, their standard situations are so difficult to deal with."