Former Bucs midfielder and SA react to pic of Rhulani benching himself

Former Bucs midfielder and SA react to pic of Rhulani benching himself

- Rhulani Mokwena was filmed during the Bucs final 2019 match looking less than pleased to be there

- Soccer fans took screenshots of the Orlando Pirates assistant coach during the match and posted them online

- Mzansi social media users said he looked like a "disgruntled" employee and a former Bucs midfielder slammed him for being "selfish"

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When Micho bailed on the Bucs, Rhulani Mokwena stepped up to coach the Orlando Pirates. However, reported previously that the Bucs signed Josef Zinnbauer as new head coach and if Rhulani's body language is anything to go by, he is not happy at all.

At the Pirates' final match in 2019, Rhulani visibly distanced himself from the new head coach and second assistant, Fadlu Davids.

Rhulani was the only one seated on the bench when the Bucs scored again the Black Leopards, ultimately winning 3-1.

Social media users took screenshots of the former interim head coach's unenthusiastic behvaiour and they expressed their views online.

Some said Rhulani was behaving like the assistant he is while others felt sorry for him. We took a look at a couple of reactions below:

Twitter user, @khuluse_nkulu, wrote:

"For his own sanity and for the club this guy must find another club. How is this good for the team? Now this guy is only there for the paycheck. Maybe he should try the development."

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Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Dumisa Ngobe is not impressed with Rhulani's behaviour and he has since called for the club to release the assistant coach.

According to, Ngobe said with Rhulani's current attitude, he does not believe it would be the "right opportunity" for him to remain at the Bucs.

“But with the attitude he has now, I'm saying the club must release him, honestly. He doesn't want to see Pirates getting successful under somebody else's hand," the former midfielder said.

Ngobe went on to say Rhulani did not have a "sportsmanship spirit" and he was acting "selfish". The former Bucs star said he believes Rhulani will "work against" the club.

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