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Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad!

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad! The Brazilians have begun their transfer business for the new season.

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad! The Brazilians have begun their transfer business for the new season.

Mamelodi Sundowns announced the signings of Thabiso Kutumela, Divine Lunga, Grant Kekana, Neo Maema and striker Pavol Safrankp recently. The oldest being Kutumela at 28 years of age.

Co-coach Rulani Mokwena provided some insight on the thinking behind all these transfers.

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad!

“We have tried to improve and cut down the average age of our squad, that is because we’ve got a long-term goal that we’ve set.” Mokwena told the Mamelodi Sundowns media.

“The process is also to try and recruit players that are younger and match a certain age category.

“The reality is when you look at the squad that we had, a lot of our left footed players were players that could develop the game for us, when I say develop the game, I mean we have left-footed centre halves in Ricardo Nascimento, Mosa Lebusa, Lyle Lakay and Aubrey Modiba and that’s just to develop the game.”

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad!

“When you move into your consolidation phase you can’t have left-footed influence because our midfielders, central midfielders and [even] our left wingers are right footed, in the team we didn’t have any left footed winger, the last time Sundowns had a left footed winger was Keagan Dolly and we never really replaced him.”

“It’s very important that big teams have sustained success, succession plans and while you still have the core of the group it’s important that you’re still given possibilities to induct players of good quality with a very good age range, to be able to give the team long term success and sustain success.” The mentor added.

Sundowns began with their pre-season work earlier this month. They will look to bed in their older players with all the new faces in the team.

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad!

Rulani Mokwena Wanted to Decrease the Average Age of The Mamelodi Sundowns Squad!

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