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
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
"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