Get To Know Mamelodi Sundowns’ Manqoba Mngqtithi! Mamelodi Sundowns kick off their PSL campaign against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday. It will be the first time we see the trio of Manqoba Mngqithi, Rulani Mokwena & Steve Komphela all take charge of the Brazilians.
Mamelodi Sundowns has seen a whole lot of changes since the last time they played. Ironically, their last match was against Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup Final.
Since then, mammoth coach Pitso Mosimane has left the club. Jingles is now head coach of African giants Al Ahly in Egypt.
Patrice Motsepe has replaced Mosimane with 3 men! Former assistant coaches Manqoba Mnqithi and Rulani Mokwena are now the joint coaches with Steve Komphela acting as their assistant.
The Brazilians give insight into the man as we Get To Know Mamelodi Sundowns’ Manqoba Mngqtithi!
“The only way to reply to that question is to show the accolades the coach has achieved in the game of football.
“Coach Manqoba Mngqithi is a man who started his career in the lower leagues with Maritzburg City and had to lay a foundation for his career. After coaching City, he made way to Moja United and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
“In 2007 he made a huge step in his coaching career as he joined Golden Arrows, Coach Manqoba Mngqithi went on to win Abafana Bes’thende’s first major trophy, the MTN 8 as the demolished Ajax Cape Town 6-0, one of the biggest scores to be recorded in a cup final in the South African football fraternity.
“After three years and over a hundred games, a trophy Coach Manqoba Mngqithi switched his alliance as he joined AmaZulu as the head coach. He was in charge of Usuthu for thirty-six games and he packed his bags for Chippa United where he was only in charge for one game with the Eastern Cape-based side.
“A return to Arrows was next as he went back to the Lamontville based side.
“In 2014 Coach Manqoba Mngqithi decided to join Mamelodi Sundowns as an assistant coach, six years down the line and more than a half dozen trophies under his belt and his contribution to the club has seen Masandawana as one of the powerhouses of African football.
“At the beginning of October of this year Coach, Manqoba Mngqithi and Coach Rulani Mokwena were given the task of leading Masandawana as joint coaches.” Their website concludes