Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena feels his team is targeted to be beaten by his DStv premiership rivals.

Sundowns have begun to defend their league title with four victories in four matches they played thus far. They are the only team with a 100 per cent record in the league this season.

However, Mokwena believes the PSL giants can still improve despite getting maximum results.

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“We are moving with every game, we are getting closer and once we get minutes in the legs, we will be better,” Mokwena responded when asked about the level his team is at after four league matches.

“You can see we played much better against Chippa, especially in the first half, and then we responded well against them when they tried to be aggressive with their substitutions.

Rulani Mokwena feels his Mamelodi Sundowns team is targeted
Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate


The Brazilian mentor believes the season it’s going to be difficult for them due to the crown they are carrying. But added that the reason his team is doing well is because his players are good human beings and they understand their roles as professionals.

“We have a target on our back, everybody wants to beat us and it is difficult to be us. But they say ‘Heavy is the head that carries the crown’.”

“The biggest reason [for Sundowns being a winning machine] is they are good human beings, they understand their roles as professionals, they work very hard and they deserve to keep winning and they understand the importance of consistency.”

Sundowns have a chance to extend their log standing when they visit struggling Richards Bay tonight at King Zwelithini Stadium.

By Katleho Hlalele


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