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OPINION | Lampooned Downs trio must come out of Pitso’s long shadow, block out social media white noise

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Steve Komphela, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, Rhulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mnqgithi, assistant coach of Mamelodi Sundowns during the MTN8 quarter final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic on October 18, 2020 at the Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Steve Komphela, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, Rhulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mnqgithi, assistant coach of Mamelodi Sundowns during the MTN8 quarter final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic on October 18, 2020 at the Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Samuel Shivambu

Social media has had its fair share of laughs about the new Mamelodi Sundowns triumvirate, at the expense of their joint head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena, as well as senior coach Steve Komphela.

But for "The Three Wise Men" to come out of Al Ahly mentor Pitso Mosimane’s long shadow, the trio must block out the white noise and focus on the task of steadying the ship that was evidently rocked by the five-time league winning coach's departure.

Transitional or rebuilding periods don’t come harder than the task currently on Mngqithi and Mokwena’s laps, which is probably why they added Komphela to their technical team, from Lamontville Golden Arrows.

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