Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
18 Oct 2019
12:36 pm

Mokwena prepared to die for Orlando Pirates 

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Pirates haven’t enjoyed the best of starts this season, with the club having already missed out on the Caf Champions League and the MTN8. 

Rhulani Mokwena, coach of Orlando Pirates during the 2019 Telkom Knockout press conference at the PSL Offices (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Rulani Mokwena made some strong remarks ahead of the club’s clash with Stellenbosch FC in the first round of the Telkom Knockout, stating that he is prepared to die in order for Orlando Pirates to get back to its best.

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Pirates haven’t enjoyed the best of starts this season, with the club having already missed out on the Caf Champions League and the MTN8.

The Bucs coach is undoubtedly under pressure to deliver, but says he is ready to do everything in his power to get the team back to its best and serve the club like his grandfather and uncle did back in the days.

“I’m here to serve, my grandfather died for this club, my uncle Jomo Sono left his wedding for this club and who am I to complain when I have to spend sleepless nights? That’s all they ask of me, to spend sleepless nights and make sure the club gets back to winnings ways, that’s it,” said Mokwena.

“If it comes with pressure, so be it. If it means I get cut, so be it. At the end of the day if it results into Orlando Pirates reclaiming it’s glory I’m prepared to even die for it.”

Pirates host Stellies at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

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