Rulani Mokwena Biography , age, education, Managerial career, Wife and Salary

Rulani Mokwena, a South African football manager who oversees Mamelodi Sundowns, was born on January 9, 1987.

Biography profile of Rhulani Mokwena

Rulani Mokwena Biography
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Full name  : Rulani Mlungisi Mokwena
Gender  : Male
Age : 35 years old
Date of birth  : 9 January 1987
Place of birth  : Johannesburg, Gauteng province
Nationality  : South African
Occupation  : Football manager, Mamelodi Sundowns Manager, coach and former player
Instagram  : @coach rulani
Twitter  : @coach rulani

Early life of Mokwena

Rulani was born on January 9th, 1987, and will turn 35 in 2023. He was born in Johannesburg, in the South African province of Gauteng.  There is no information available regarding his background or upbringing. The only information we had about his father was

Rulani Mokwena’s education

Johannesburg, where Rhulani Mokwena was born and reared, was the place where he began his education. He pursued higher education after finishing his basic education. Before beginning his football career, he studied sports science despite his mother’s wishes for him to major in law. [1]

Early Career of  Rulani

At Silver Stars, afterwards known as Platinum Stars, where he developed his game under the guidance of coaches like Steve Komphela, Cavin Johnson, and Allan Freese, Mokwena made his first significant breakthrough into football. He signed up with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2014, and after impressing with the club’s youth squad, he was elevated to serve as one of Mangoba Mnggaithi and Alex Bapela’s assistant managers under manager Pitso Mosimane. Before taking on a position as Milutin Sredojevié’s assistant manager at Orlando Pirates, Mokwena remained at Masandawana until 2017, during which time he assisted the team in winning the 2016 CAF Champions League championship.

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Managerial Career of Rulani Mokwena

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Orlando Pirates

Mokwena was appointed as Pirates’ new temporary manager in August 2019 following Sredojevic’s sudden resignation, and he made his coaching debut by leading his team to a 1-0 MTN 8 loss to Highlands Park.He managed 14 games over the course of the following five months, winning four, drawing five, and losing five, before switching back to the assistant manager position in December after Josef Zinnbauer was appointed. [2]

United Chippa 

After being named the interim head coach of fellow Premier Division team Chippa United on March 4, 2020, Mokwena parted ways with Zinnbauer’s team. However, the COVID-19 outbreak, which led to the league’s suspension later that month, and the expiration of his contract in June interfered with his time with the team.


In 2020, Manqoba Mngaithi and Mokwena were named Mamelodi Sundowns’ co-coaches. In October 2022, “Mngqithi was demoted from the position of co-coach and given a new one as Sundowns’ senior coach. He will now report to new head coach Rhulani Mokwena, according to

Compensation for Rulani Mokwena

According to certain reports, the football coach makes R900,000 every month. He is arguably the Premier Division coach making the highest salary in South Africa. [3]

Private life of Rulani Mokwena

Angela Mokwena and Mokwena are wed. Together, the couple has a son. Pictures of Mokwena’s wife are hard to find in the media. Although nothing is known about their way of life, they appear to be a good family.

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