Mokwena was walking with a ticking bomb

Mokwena was walking with a ticking bomb

Rhulani Mokwena of Orlando Pirates ( BackpagePix)

I think as football people and people who are passionate about the game, we have to be honest with ourselves, Rulani Mokwena’s tenure as Orlando Pirates head coach on an interim basis had to be cut short.

I mean, to be fair, I believe Mokwena will be one of the coaches in the country in the long run, but this wasn’t the right time for him to lead a team like Orlando Pirates, which is under immense pressure to deliver trophies. Mokwena has some good football brains. You could tell from his post-match interviews and how he analyses games that this is a guy who knows his story very well. But the timing was just bad. It takes time to build a winning team at a club like Bucs, which has some big-name players with huge egos....




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