It seems the matter is far from being resolved as the joint head coach of the log leaders continued the battle of words with the experienced Belgian tactician after the Brazilians played out to a 2-2 draw on away territory, as they visited Maniema Union in the first leg of their CAF Champions League 2nd preliminary round encounter at the stade des Martyrs Stadium (DRC).
Hugo Broos had at one stage accused Mamelodi Sundowns of complicating his team selection by initially scheduling their striker Thabiso Kutumela to undergo his Covid-19 vaccination jab during the international window, while he was needed at the Bafana camp as they continue their preparations for the world cup in Qatar.
When he was interviewed after the game in Kinsasha, Rhulani Mokwena brush aside any claims at prioritising club affairs to the detriment of the national team.
"It is a very, very difficult situation with Bafana, we can't even communicate with the medical department."
"We don't know the itinerary of Bafana, we don't know the training programme of Bafana."
"We don't get any training feedback in relation to the player training load, there is no data at all."
"So the cooperation with Bafana frustrates us (club coaches) a little bit, Because as Mamelodi Sundowns we are the first to always over the years shown willingness to support the nation."
"To support the cause and release as many personnel including support structures from Mamelodi Sundowns going to represent Bafana."
The master technician went on to criticise the fact that many players have returned back from international duty having sustained injuries.
"In relation to the country's cause, Mamelodi Sundowns has always put Bafana in certain moments in fact ahead of its own cause," Rhulani Mokwena.
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