Absa Premiership

Mokwena to remain in Bucs hot seat, says Khoza

Rhulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)
Rhulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has made it clear that coach Rhulani Mokwena will continue in his current role until the end of the season.

The Buccaneers have flattered to deceive under the guidance of their young coach this season and find themselves down in ninth position, already 15 points behind fierce rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

However, Khoza has offered his backing for Mokwena and says he will keep faith with the 32-year-old tactician at least until the end of the current campaign.

"When we hired Rhulani Mokwena, we said he would hold it down until the end of the season," Khoza told the media as quoted by Isolezwe.

"They (fans) knew that it was either right or wrong but what is important is that we give him this opportunity because he deserves it and he will continue until the end of the season as we have already agreed."

This is the first season Mokwena has been put in charge of a club as head coach.

He previously worked as an assistant coach under Pitso Mosimane at Mamelodi Sundowns and later Milutin Sredojevic at Pirates.

The Buccaneers will be in action early next week when the Absa Premiership resumes following a two-week international break.

Pirates welcome Polokwane City to Orlando stadium on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

- TeamTalk Media