Rulani Mokwena reveals transfer strategy at all-conquering Mamelodi Sundowns

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Mamelodi Sundowns players in celebration after another recent win
Mamelodi Sundowns players in celebration after another recent win

Mamelodi Sundowns have provided further detail on the logic behind their transfer business after muscling their way through a window in which they have made big signings.

Sundowns’ latest acquisition is Terrence Mashego in a window in which they have already brought in Ronwen Williams, Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Bongani Zungu, Sipho Mbule, Marcelo Allende and Abubeker Nasir Ahmed.

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"We want the best players in this team," says Mokwena while choosing not to be drawn into discussing Mashego who is yet to be announced despite having already arrived at the club.

"And we try to recruit the best players for this team and when they become available in the market, we have an obligation to make sure that we move in that space to make our team as competitive as we can.

"That is why we even have Marcelo (Allende) who as you guys have already said we beat off a lot of good competition to get.

"He has proven pedigree and plays for his national team.

"Imagine the quality and calibre of players that play for the Chilean national team, and he can sit with us and work with us here every single day.

"That is the space that we are in. We try to recruit the best players and at this moment in time when we bring in, we also have let go.

"You can’t have the cake and eat it…you can’t have too many and that is the honest truth.

"Let’s wait and see but I’m sure the club will make an announcement," says Mokwena adding on what Sundowns is always aiming to do.

Marcelo Allende and Abubeker Nasir at training


"We consciously make the decision of intentionally trying to get better, grow and improve because when you have that choice you can easily say ‘I’m happy where I am’ but we want to be better, and we want to win more games.

"We want to win more trophies, improve the way we play and have more passes.

"We want to improve our counter-pressing and be better so that we generate more chances.

"We want to be a team that is difficult to play against and when you are that type of team it means every day you must have that mentality which is not always easy," says Mokwena.

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