- Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has been appointed on an interim basis, but has suffered during the past few days
- Mokwena revealed the pain he felt after the Bucs lost their last 2 matches
- The new coach is optimistic that he’ll be able to turn things around and Pirates face AmaZulu next
Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has barely taken over the hot seat, but is already suffering.
Mokwena opened up on the extent of pain he felt following Pirates’ losses to SuperSport United and Highlands Park.
Fans would have expected victory in the MTN8, but the Buccaneers were humbled by Highlands Park on Saturday.
Mokwena, who was serving as the assistant coach, was asked whether the feeling is any different compared to being the head coach.
He said, “I’d say the loss cuts the same. The difference is just the job title, but it cuts just as deep. You struggle even to eat for the next few days or speak to anybody because you feel the pain regardless of title that you serve under.”
Daily Sun reported that Mokwena is optimistic of changing the club’s fortunes and feels that there are good signs.
Briefly.co.za gathered that supporters aren’t sure what to expect as the Buccaneers next face AmaZulu on Tuesday.
Following Saturday’s loss, many Pirates fans shared scepticism of the road ahead.
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