Mokwena extols Onyango and begs for Micho
Recently, Mokwena, Micho's assistant at Orlando Pirates, visited Uganda and collaborated closely with the players and technical staff of KCCA FC. Image courtesy of Reality. The Mamelodi Sundowns coach claims that Uganda has a good coach, but the reality is that all coaches are defined by their teams' performances.
Rulani Mokwena, the Mamelodi Sundowns coach, completed his tenure at KCCA confident that the current crop of Lugogo's youth players portended a promising future for the team.
After spending days working with the coaching staff and players, one of his last acts of kindness was a visit to the club's patron, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, at City Hall.
On his last day at the practice field on Tuesday, Mokwena stated, "Thank you for your hospitality and for being wonderful people. We wish you nothing but the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Denis Onyango, a former captain of the Uganda Cranes and the starting goalkeeper for Mamelodi Sundowns, acted as a tour guide for his coach while also facilitating this collaboration between his team and KCCA.
When the 37-year-old coach made an appearance on NTV Sport Knights last week, Onyango was accompanying Mokwena.
With whom he shared the 2016 Caf Champions League championship as coach and player, respectively, Mokwena was all praise for the man.
Denis is aware that in order to be a good footballer, one must also be a decent person. He is exactly that.
Khune vs. Onyango
Mokwena responded, "He is a fantastic player and brother," when asked how challenging it is to manage a player in his age group. He causes me issues, but he is such a wonderful person, both on and off the field.
When asked whether of Onyango and legendary Kaizer Chiefs star Itumeleng Khune was the better player at home, Mokwena responded, "I have Denis. I am limited to discussing my player. Mokwena spent time at Orlando Pirates, the team his father Julius Sono played for, after winning the Champions League in 2016 and eliminating KCCA the next year.
The Orlando Pirates played some of the best football that season while he was an assistant under current Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic, but they fell just short of winning the league.
During the 2023 Afcon qualifiers, where Uganda is currently last in Group F with just one point after two games, Mokwena was questioned about Micho as a person and the Cranes' troubles.
When it comes to man management, Coach Micho is the best I know of in Africa, according to Mokwena.
He gave me a lot of support and gave me the freedom to manage the team's training. He greatly aided my development as a coach. You have a fine coach in Micho, Uganda, but we coaches—and coach Micho is no exception—live and die by the outcomes of our teams.
"If you guys would just be patient with him, everything would work out perfectly.
Sundowns and the hosts, in Mokwena's opinion, have benefited from his visit to KCCA, and he emphasizes that everyone can learn a lot from one another.
He and Sundowns received an invitation from KCCA to assist in a phase of skill-upgrading at Lugogo as a part of Kasasiro's ongoing strategic plan.
Mokwena collaborated with the KCCA coaching staff, players, and others on formations, film analysis, and attitude.
Mokwena pleads for Micho, hails Onyango | Monitor" https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/sports/soccer/mokwena-pleads-for-micho-hails-onyango-3860172
Content created and supplied by: Daily-NewsSA (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