Although some people were skeptical, the tactician said he was capable of coaching the Brazilians.
Manqoba Mngqithi, co-coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, insisted that after Pitso Mosimane left Al Ahly, he was awarded the job with Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela, he was not a failure as originally thought.
Since then, the coaches have won the PSL League and reached the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup.
They also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, but were eliminated after losing to the Egyptian heavyweight by a total score of 3-1.
“I don’t think I’m a failed person, sometimes what others think, it is always neither here nor there,” Mngqithi said Times scene.
“The unfortunate thing about our society is that those who criticize you are the ones who should promote you.
“I believe that when we have the opportunity to coach this team, it is behind the president. [Patrice Motsepe] To understand our capabilities, we must do this. “
The 50-year-old continued to explain why he is capable of leading the team by clarifying his achievements in previous tasks.
“As a football coach, I have coached at almost every level in South Africa,” Mngqithi added.
“In the local domestic leagues, I won the league, the SAB league, the ABC Motsepe league… The only league I haven’t seen is the GladAfrica Championship, because I only served as a coach there for one season.
“I worked as an assistant coach for Moja United and the Royal Tigers in the first season and the following season, but I know my story as a coach, a school coach and a coach at all levels.
“At Golden Arrow, I won the first trophy because they have never won a trophy before, but this is something I don’t want to discuss too much.”
Mngqithi also talked about the direct challenges they faced in Sundowns.
“We must use our leadership to ensure that it does not collapse in our hands,” he continued.
“We are lucky. We were able to catch it from the beginning. It never showed any signs of shaking, and it may be getting stronger every day.”