I turned down Bafana job for Pirates – Rulani

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena (BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates interim coach Rulani Mokwena revealed that the South African Football Association offered him a position in the Bafana Bafana camp.

Mokwena was one of the South African coaches earmarked for a position in the national team technical team after English mentor Stuart Baxter resigned as the head coach of the national team.

Baxter was replaced by Molefi Ntseki, who first served as a caretaker coach.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach said he remained committed to Pirates with offers from SuperSport United and Polokwane City on the table.

“I think Pirates is a club that values certain principles,” Mokwena told reporters.

“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.”

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