Mokwena: Wydad Casablanca sign South African coach after Sundowns exit

Mokwena: Meet 37-year-old coach dominating South African football

Former Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has taken over as Wydad Casablanca manager on a two-year contract.

Mokwena part ways with Sundowns at the end of the last season after lifting South Africa’s Premier Soccer League for second successive season.

The 37-year-old tactician also won the inaugural African Football League with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2023 but the club revealed that he did meet their objectives and expectations for the 2023-24 season.

On their road to African Football League success, Mokwena’s Sundowns met Wydad Casablanca in the two-legged final match and they 3-2 on aggregate.

Mokwena’s new adventure in Morocco will see him lead Wydad Casablanca to the expanded 2025 FIFA Club World Cup in the United States of America, with Sundowns also expected to feature.

Unfortunately, Wydad finish sixth in the Moroccan Botola Pro League last season and will not participate in CAF interclub competitions next season.

In Casablanca, Mokwena will work alongside Sinethemba Badela and Michael Loftman as his assistants for his first challenge outside the shores of South Africa.

Wydad Casablanca have never been relegated from the Moroccan top-flight since 1937 and they are the most successful team in the North African country with 22 league titles in their cabinet.

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