Rulani Mokwena on Mamelodi Sundowns domination: We want to hurt teams this season

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Mokwena's side have been preparing to protect their PSL crown this campaign at gruelling pre-season camps in Tshwane and Polokwane.

The 34-year-old tactician revealed that he has been left impressed with his squad's preparations.

"The pre-season has been going very well. There have been three parts for us in terms of our focus," Mokwena said.

"Firstly, the integration of new players into the group and making sure they adapt to the culture and to the personality we are trying to create in this team.

"Then, we want to improve the team and improve certain schemes and ways of doing things on the pitch. We've worked on those aspects successfully, and I think a big kudos has to go to the players for their approach towards the pre-season.

"The work ethic has been extremely pleasing, and players have been looking sharp, and this bodes well with regards to making sure we are well prepared from a technical and tactical perspective for the season."

Last season, the Yellow Nation went with just a solitary defeat to Kaizer Chiefs, with Mokwena adding that the Brazilians want to continue to dominate.

"The other aspect we focused on is the creation of the mentality and personality of the team. We want to be a team that is very strong, a nightmare to play against," Mokwena added.

"We want to be a team that can hurt opponents in different ways, and you have to create a culture for that."

Masandawana get their 2021/2022 season under way with a highly-anticipated MTN8 quarter-final clash against a much-changed Kaizer Chiefs side on Sunday.