The story of co-coaches fighting broke a day before the scheduled media engagement with the Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach and his Kaizer Chiefs counterpart, Stuart Baxter.
As expected, the revelation of the apparent disagreement between the three coaches had everyone talking – some calling us liars.
What Rulani Mokwena did by speaking out is genuine transparency and honesty, and ultimately for the supporters!
“I read the article. And I was expecting this question already. It’s a difficult one to answer and not to come across as not being honest, but at the same time, to try and protect the club,”
He said in his opening remarks.
“We have a very big game on the weekend – our focus and energy must be on that. But also on the corner of my brain, there is the importance of clarifying some of the things.
It’s a pity because sometimes some of the things that come out do so and you are like, ‘Oh my goodness, how did this get Out?’
For me, that is probably the biggest problem, having a mole and having people that report certain things to the media. We should not have people in our club that go about that sort of bwehaviour. That should not be allowed.
“In any organisation or housallowe whenever there is any relations, of ourse there’s going to be one or two squabbles and disagreements.
And those should not be blown out of proportion.”
While he bemoaned the idea that there could be a mole inside the club disseminating information to the media, his approach when confronted with a sensitive matter was praised by many in the fraternity.
The growing trend, lately, is that PSL clubs simply ignore requests for comment or they try kill the story by issuing statements that don’t paint the real picture.
“But I get disappointed personally when I am on the other side – to be honest with you, this question should maybe be given to coach Manqoba because what was reported in the media, there’s an element of truth to it and to me, the coach apologised and we move on.
We focus on what is important for Mamelodi Sundowns, and that’s it. I have got nothing more to say about it,” Mokwena concluded.
By his professional handling of the situation, Mokwena has proven that a club can address perceived negative elements by being transparent.
The coach has shown respect to the fans and the club through his honesty - It’s what the supporters deserve.
Hiding certain things makes it worse than what it is. It has shown that disagreements do happen, and that is normal, though it’s how they are dealt with that matters. As the coach said, we “move on.
Comment, like and share.
Content created and supplied by: TrendsZA (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More