Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu caused an uproar on Twitter after he publicly praised Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena.
The Amiens star took to social media in the aftermath of Pirates’ victory against Polokwane City and claimed that Pirates assistant coach Mokwena was the brains at Sundowns as well as being the brains at Pirates.
After debate was sparked over this Micho vs Rhulani incident yesterday. The question is:
Do you care who coaches your team between the assistant and head coach or do you care more about the results on the field of play?
— Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) November 7, 2018
‘Coach Rulani has made Pirates a top team again! coach Rulani u the boss!’ Zungu revealed on Twitter.
After getting quite a bit of slack for his comments, Zungu added: ‘Trust me it’s him [Mokwena]. Even at Sundowns – ask Keagan Dolly, he’ll tell you.’
When asked if his comments were intended as disrespect to his former coach Mosimane, Zungu categorically denied these claims.
‘Nah, I don’t disrespect him. He’s a top coach and amazing father figure.
‘I love Sundowns and Pitso and the president [Patrice Motsepe].
‘A humble coach [Mosimane] will always credit the players but deep down he knows he’s the boss … lol.
‘I’m not disrespecting [Milutin Sredojevic]. I just don’t know what he can do. But I know Rulani. He is top, believe me!
‘That man is a genius. He can do it all alone. Well, coach Pitso recruited players like me and is still making it big. So he’s also been great. And he is South African. Let’s support and stop the hate,’ he concluded.