Absa Premiership

Mokwena aware of Pirates' 7-year trophy drought

2019-10-18 11:46
Rhulani Mokwena
Rhulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates interim coach Rhulani Mokwena says he is aware that he is under pressure to break the club's trophy drought.

Mokwena has endured a tough start as the caretaker coach with the Soweto giants currently sitting eighth in the PSL standings having also been knocked early in the MTN8 and CAF Champions League tournaments.

While he insists that he does not need a title to validate his position as head coach of the Buccaneers he knows the club must be lifting trophies regularly.

Mokwena told reporters: "I need air to breathe, Pirates needs trophies. And we know about our drought - we're aware of it being seven years.

"Seven is a symbolic number in the Bible, and if you go into the Bible, you'll know how many times the number seven is mentioned.

"We're aware that we've gone through this seven-year drought, which started before and it will continue even if it's not [ended] with me.

"So, it's not about me but the club, and the most important thing is for us to serve the club and make sure that we do our utmost best to stop this drought."

Pirates host Stellenbosch FC in the first round of the Telkom Knockout at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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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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