|Stage Name:||Rhulani Mokwena|
|Real Name:||Rhulani Mokwena|
|Occupation:||South African Football Coach|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||8 January 1987 (34 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Marital Status:||Married (to Angela Mokwena)|
|Education:||Studied Sports Science|
Rhulani Mokwena Biography
Rhulani Mokwena is a South African football coach and is currently one of the coaches at top-flight club Mamelodi Sundowns.
When he was much younger, the expectation was that he would be a lawyer, but Rhulani Mokwena had big coaching dreams. So he would pursue those dreams, becoming the third generation Mokwena to take football as a career after his father and grandfather.
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Born in 1987, Rhulani Mokwena is currently 34 years. He celebrated his birthday in January.
Not much is known about Rulani Mokwena’s wife, Angela, but he clearly shares a deep bond with her, and she has been a key support of his coaching ambitions. They have a child together.
Rhulani Mokwena is reportedly one of the top earners in the PSL. As an assistant coach, though, his salary is lower than that of head coach Manqoba Mngqithi. He’s said to earn R650,000 monthly.
That’s a decent sum by South African standards. However, the coach is more interested in the services he gives to the club than in the money. In a recent interview, he had noted that e doesn’t know who pays his salaries.
What’s important to him is that he shows up and delivers each day. But equally important is that his players are paid and are happy because they cannot perform at their best when they’re unhappy.
Rhulani Mokwena came from a footballing family, so it isn’t surprising he should jump into the world of football and make a success of it as well. Not much is known about his mother, but Julius Sono was a celebrated footballer for Orlando Pirates in the 1960s.
Years later, Rhulani Mokwena would be hired as head coach of the same Orlando Pirates. At the time of writing this, however, he’d moved to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Interestingly, Rhulani Mokwena’s grandfather Eric “Scara” Sono, was a player for Orlando Pirates and a captain for the same team.
Rhulani Mokwena is pretty private about his life. Also, it is very rare to see him flaunting his acquisitions. Described as stoic and philosophical, the football tactician is said to own a Rolls Royce Phantom.
He had shared an image of his posing beside the car in early February 2020. For a caption to the post, he had quoted Maurizio: “Only the spoon knows the problems of the pot.”
Like other aspects of his life, Rhulani Mokwena has managed to keep information about his home away from the public. However, as one of the leading coaches in the South, it’s expected he should have a decent crib.
After his basic education, Rhulani Mokwena had reportedly studied sports science at a higher institution. However, back when he was in school, his favourite subjects were history and the English language.
If he hadn’t become a coach, Rhulani Mokwena would probably have become a lawyer and politician. But, instead, his parents wanted him to read law, and his teachers back at high school encouraged him to read the course as well.
Fun Fact: Rhulani Mokwena is conversant with German and fancies Walter Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, among his favourite political leaders.
Rhulani Mokwena has not made it easy for those who want to reach him professionally. His email and phone number are not out there. He’s active on Instagram, however. On that medium, where he maintains a verified account, he might be reached by a direct message or mention.