Absa Premiership

Mokwena loyal to Pirates, regardless of status

2019-09-12 09:15
Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Rulani Mokwena has revealed his loyalty to the Buccaneers, whether he is appointed on a permanent basis or not.

The 32-year-old coach took over the coaching duties at the club after Milutin Sredojevic quit abruptly last month, but is yet to be on the winning side after six games in charge.

Speaking to the press during the club's media session on Wednesday, Mokwena was hesitant to reveal too much, instead reiterating his loyalty to the club, whether he is appointed as coach on a full-time basis or not.

“I think Pirates is a club that values certain principles," Mokwena responded when asked about his future at the club.

“I try not to speak about myself a lot because this position is like being in an army and having to serve. You complain after, you ask questions after.

"I could have been at Bafana Bafana, but didn’t go. I had job offers to go somewhere else to be a head coach, but I didn’t go – for Pirates.

"If you speak about loyalty and serving, then the actions themselves should speak. It’s not for me to speak about looking over my shoulder.

"I am at Orlando Pirates until the club says I can no longer be here."

Pirates fans and Mokwena will hope to get their season back on track when they host Chippa United in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

- TeamTalk Media


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