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‘We are still disappointed’ – Mokwena on CAF exit

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena said he and the team are still disappointed that they did not reach the finals of the CAF Champions League.

Despite winning the DStv Premiership title, Mokwena feels he is responsible for the team losing in the Champions League semi-final.

“I’m still reeling, and I’m talking personally. Someone tried to console me and said you have a double already with the AFL and the league, so why are you still reeling?

“But I’m reeling because I feel like I’ve let the club down, let the supporters down and this group down because it’s my job to lead,” Mokwena said, the Citizen reported.

Mokwena, speaking about the team’s journey, shared his thoughts ahead of their upcoming Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates, to be played at Mbombela Stadium on 1 June.

He admitted that even winning this match and completing a domestic league and cup double would not make up for the disappointment felt from their Champions League exit.

It was a week of intense emotions, during which Sundowns exited the Champions League but clinched the league title shortly after.

“It’s been tough, amazing and a roller-coaster ride. We won the league, and the next day at training, Ronwen Williams told me to smile a little bit. I said to him that in good moments, I try, and I’ve learned this because I’ve failed so many times,” the coach said.

Pictured above: Rhulani Mokwena.

Image source: Mamelodi Sundowns/X