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Rulani on fixture confusion: 'Change in the program it puts a spanner in the works'

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Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Rulani Mokwena says Mamelodi Sundowns will adjust to being without football this past weekend after their CAF Champions League clash with CR Belouizdad was postponed.

The Brazilians were all set to fly out to Algeria ahead of last-minute communication from CAF to cancel the tie.

The DStv Premiership match against Maritzburg United was rearranged to allow Sundowns to travel for this game, meaning they last played on Wednesday, beating Baroka 2-0.

They are next up against Polokwane City in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

Speaking to the club's website, the Downs co-coach said: "Whenever there is a change in the program it puts a spanner in the works, the reality is that everyone wants to work in a way where everything is pre-planned and then we can navigate our way through the program that has been sent, particularly because we are quite big on our periodisation.

"When we plan, we plan for cycles that are within the program of the entire season. It’s not just one game [that has been changed], it becomes about adapting to the cycle so that it fits into the next one."

Mokwena added: "Unfortunately, it is what it is, the best thing we can try to do is to have the right perspective. It is now clear that we have two games sitting in our pockets for a little bit later in the season, we just have to adapt."

- TEAMtalk media

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