Absa Premiership

Mokwena under increasing pressure as Pirates held by Baroka

2019-12-09 09:35
Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates supporters are baying for blood after their team yet again failed to pick up three points after playing to a 2-2 draw against Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

It is being reported that the Pirates team bus had to be escorted out of the stadium with fans calling for interim coach Rulani Mokwena to resign.

Mokwena himself did not seem too fazed about the situation when he spoke to the media after the game.

He said: "I don't control that. I can't speak about the fans. I speak about what we can do.

"What we can do is to try our best all the time.

"The Pirates fans know one thing about us, we give our best for the badge. We fight for the badge."

"When you're leading 2-0 it feels like a loss," Mokwena added. "We give good games, we give games with a lot of goals and a good spectacle so hopefully the crowd enjoyed the spectacle."

The Buccaneers currently sit sixth in the PSL standings having collected 17 points from 13 games so far this campaign.

Pirates' next game is a league fixture against Black Leopards at Orlando Stadium on December 21.

- TeamTalk Media

 

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Friday, 31 January 2020
Maritzburg United v Cape Town City, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 01 February 2020
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
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Golden Arrows v SuperSport United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
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