Absa Premiership

Mokwena: Bucs fans want success and results

2018-02-22 12:38
Rulani Mokwena and Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena says implementing an attacking style that produces results is imperative at a club like the Sea Robbers where excellence is demanded from the supporters.

Mokwena joined Bucs at the start of the campaign to become head coach Milutin Sredojevic's right-hand man, and the pair's relationship appears to be bearing rich fruit for the Mayfair-based outfit.

After a poor 11th-place finish in 2016/17 without winning any silverware, Pirates are currently third in the table and are still alive in the last-16 of the Nedbank Cup competition as well.

As such, the former Sundowns assistant believes the side are a work in progress and he is pleased with the steps being taken in the right direction. He told Kickoff.com: "We don't challenge anybody (for the league). The goal when the season started was to improve from last season. 

"We are working on a project and [it] entails a lot of elements from a technical perspective in terms of planting a game model that is synonymous with a big team and that's the focus that we have. 

"Of course, being a part of Pirates, [building a team] can not be the only focus and while you are building a game model, the supporters want success and results."

The 1995 African champions are back in action on Sunday in the Premiership when they face Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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