Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena gives fans mixed feelings

Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena gives fans mixed feelings

- Milutin Sredojevic stepped down as coach of Orlando Pirates in a controversial fashion on Friday

- Rulani Mokwena has been appointed on an interim basis and suffered defeat in his first match in charge

- Pirates supporters took to social media in reaction and many seem to have thrown in the towel

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Orlando Pirates are still rocking after the news that former coach Milutin Sredojevic resigned and had signed with Egyptian club Zamalek within a few days.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the background and what may have prompted the sudden resignation.

Assistant coach Rulani Mokwena has been asked to fill the hot seat on an interim basis and received a baptism of fire following a loss on Saturday.

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The Buccaneers would have been expected to defeat Highlands Park in the MTN8 cup, but it was not to be as Pirates were dumped out.

Matshela Koko (@koko_matshela) took to Twitter to vent his frustration and seemingly started a trend.

Koko included the post-match interview with Mokwena and his caption read: “We are not going far with this coach.”

Briefly.co.za noted the strong reaction from fellow supporters, but not everyone was on the same page.

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Magasela Mzobe (@MagaselaMzobe) asked, “He needs more training session after having been part of the team for a whole season and a pre-season?”
The Architecture Makhaya (@TheMakhaya) said, “Matshela I'm with you. He's celebrated too much without substance. Dan Malesele is my proposal.”
Vhakoma (@blackpresidante) commented, “Fake Pep won't last long. Pirates must start looking a real coach.”

Some tweeps reminded Koko that people shouldn’t be written off before getting a proper chance.

Msaiman (@mabuhles) said, “Too early to make that assessment, let’s give him a chance and space to show up!!! Painful but hey.”
Kgatlhane (@KgatlhaneD) added, “You're being unnecessary, give this young ambitious black South African a chance.”

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