Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
21 Nov 2019
12:03 pm

Mokwena to stay on at Pirates, says Khoza

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has backed under-fire interim coach Rulani Mokwena to stay on at Bucs until the end of the season.

Rhulani Mokwena, head coach of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

With Pirates 15 points behind log leaders and rivals Kaizer Chiefs, speculation has been rife that the 32-year-old coach could be axed. However, Khoza said he would keep faith with Mokwena at least until the end of the current campaign.

READ: Pirates mum on appointment of new coach

“When we hired Rulani Mokwena, we said he would hold it down until the end of the season,” Khoza told the media.

“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.”

Pirates will resume their league campaign against Polokwane City next week Tuesday.

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