Absa Premiership

Desperate Rhulani eager for Bucs win at Highlands

2019-10-29 12:50
Rhulani Mokwena
Rhulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates interim coach Rhulani Mokwena said the players and staff at the club are aware of the desperate situation they find themselves in but know a positive result could spark a turnaround.

The Soweto giants sit in 10th place on the Absa Premiership log table after a 1-0 defeat to newly-promoted Stellenbosch on Saturday.

The Buccaneers, who have only won twice in eight league matches this season, face a tough test when they take on an in-form Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Mokwena said the club must draw on similar experiences they have had to move past the current situation.

The interim coach said in quotes on the Pirates website: "Over the years, Pirates have found themselves in a similar position where we desperately needed a result that will spark a resurgent.

"We are painfully aware of the position we find ourselves in and tonight will be a test of character for the boys.

"The loss to Stellenbosch was a setback and we had to take a hard look at ourselves and see what needs to be done to improve the situation.

"We have put that match behind us now and with the games coming thick and fast there is no time to dwell on the negatives."

After the game against the Lions of North, Mokwena and charges will then prepare for the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs to be played on Saturday.

- TeamTalk Media

 

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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