Mgosi 8.8.2017 03:25 pm

Pirates intensify bid to sign Sundowns assistant coach

Pitso Mosimane and Rhulani Mokoena instructs Thabo Nthethe and Tiyani  Mabunda. (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

Pitso Mosimane and Rhulani Mokoena instructs Thabo Nthethe and Tiyani Mabunda. (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates have intensified their bid to land Mamelodi Sundowns’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena to work with Milutin Sredojevic.

A source close to the Pirates camp has revealed that Mokwena is the favourite to land the job ahead of Tebogo Moloi, who previously worked with Sredojevic at Pirates.

“I can tell you now that they want Mokwena. I don’t know about Tebza (Moloi), but when he resigned at Chippa (United) we all thought it was because he was making a return to Bucs but as things stand right now he is not going to be in their technical team,” said a source.

The source further revealed that Moloi was an unlikely candidate because when he left his relationship with Pirates’ technical manager Stanley Tshabalala had soured.

“They had been close before but somehow had a fall-out which is why Tebza had to leave in the first instance,” added the source.

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Maritzburg Utd vs P Stars
Baroka vs P City
Sundowns vs SuperSport Utd
CT City vs Wits

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P Stars 0-0 SuperSport Utd
Chiefs 1-0 CT City
Arrows 1-2 Wits

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# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 21 39
2 Kaizer Chiefs 21 34
3 Orlando Pirates 21 33
4 Free State Stars 21 33
5 Maritzburg United 21 31
6 Cape Town City 21 31
7 Chippa United 21 27
8 Baroka FC 21 27
9 AmaZulu 21 26
10 SuperSport United 21 25
11 Bidvest Wits 21 25
12 Bloem Celtic 20 25
13 Golden Arrows 21 23
14 Polokwane City 20 22
15 Ajax Cape Town 21 21
16 Platinum Stars 21 17

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