Absa Premiership

Mokwena after Pirates draw: 'What is God teaching me?'

2019-08-29 12:39
Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates interim coach Rulani Mokwena says his players are asking God for help in terms of understanding how to turnaround the poor run of form.

Pirates suffered a goalless draw against Golden Arrows on Wednesday and have now extended their winless sequence to six matches.

The club appears to be in a state of disarray following the shock exit of former mentor Milutin Sredojevic, amid sexual assault allegations

'Micho' has since gone on to sign for Zamalek in Egypt, describing his move as a 'dream come true.'

Mokwena told SuperSport TV: "All we can do is go back and work even harder. And you have to ask what is God teaching me? The biggest thing I would say is patience. The goals are eluding us.

"We are hitting the crossbar every day. We are getting into the final third. But it will come. We just have to continue and keep believing. "This is the same team that challenged for the title last season.

"It is the same squad of players that pushed Sundowns all the way. The same squad of players that went almost 22 games unbeaten. So, we got faith, we believe in them, they know we believe in them.

"And they need to just get that one win and we will turn things around. I wish all the internationals would stay behind. We lose a couple of internationals, but it is a very, very needed FIFA break.

"We want to work on a lot of things and rebuild the confidence."

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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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