- Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena has decided to deactivate his Twitter account
- Speculation mounted on whether the decision was due to the harsh criticism from supporters, but Mokwena claims he was motivated by spirituality
- Mokwena has been under fire following a series of poor results and will look to bounce back against Chippa United on Saturday
Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena has taken the decision to deactivate his Twitter account and the move seems to have raised eyebrows.
Football followers have been speculating and many felt Mokwena’s decision was based on the backlash received from supporters.
The Bucs faithful haven’t held back with criticism following a string of mediocre results.
Micho Sredojevic resigned from his position at short notice so many expected a tough challenge for Mokwena, but early exits from the MTN8 and Caf Champions League tournaments have compounded matters.
However, according to a SowetanLIVE report, Mokwena’s social media exit was due to spiritual reasons.
Mokwena said, “It was not about trying to evade the criticism and the noise. Criticism will always be there even if we win games.”
The 34-year-old added, “But like I say‚ it had nothing to do with me closing my account‚ it’s more religious and it’s for my own sanity and my own peace.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that Pirates will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they face Chippa United on Saturday.
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