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