The 34-year-old mentor singled out Denis Onyango for praise after the Brazilian convincing victory over Amakhosi
Rhamelani Mokwena, co-coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, described his team’s performance in their win over Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday night as a ‘great performance’.
Goals from Grant Kekana and Peter Shalulile inspired Masandawana to a 2-0 win over Amakhosi in a PSL match played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
The victory has put the reigning PSL champions at the top of the standings and they remain unbeaten in the current season with three games played.
Mokwena pointed out that they analyzed the team of coach Stuart Baxter very well so that they could record their second victory over Amakhosi this season, including last month’s MTN8 quarterfinal.
“Not easy. Thanks to the whole team, to the technical staff,” said Mokwena. SuperSport TV.
” A very good team performance, even with the occupants, you see the intensity and the willingness to help the team win the game. Congratulations to Sundowns, strong and powerful performance.
“We worked a little bit on different schemes in preparation for the different flexibility, because Stuart Baxter is a top coach. He kept an eye on us. He prepared very well. We worked hard and the result is obvious,” he added.
“Great performance from the players. Great, great performance. And all the teams around the world have to show discipline and character and intensity and good fight, and that’s what we did today.”
The former Orlando Pirates assistant coach has admitted he was an ‘element of truth’ a disagreement in the club’s technical team which includes his fellow coaches, Manqoba Mngqithi and Steve Komphela, ahead of their clash with Chiefs.
Asked about the disagreement after the match, Mokwena said: “The elephant is out of the room. This is old news. We are moving. The conversation is on the field and I think the players have spoken. Top performance.”
Mokwena then praised Sundowns’ veteran goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who kept his second consecutive clean sheet in the league.
“I just have to single out Denis Onyango. Football is a team game, but a big, big save when it was 1-0 allowed us to gain momentum and go for the kill,” he concluded.
“That is why he is one of the best in the world and one of the best on the African continent.”
Sundowns will face TS Galaxy in a league match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on September 19.