Rhulani touches on discrimination at Pirates: “It's a sensitive topic”

Rhulani touches on discrimination at Pirates: “It's a sensitive topic”

- Chippa United coach Rhulani Mokwena has revealed some unsavoury experiences during his time at Orlando Pirates

- Mokwena served as the interim head coach at the Buccaneers and was eventually relieved of his duties

- Mokwena explained how he was discriminated against and feels that black people are setting up black coaches for failure

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Former Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has shared some surprise revelations regarding his tenure at his former employer.

Following the sudden departure of Milutin Sredojevic, Mokwena was thrust into the limelight and entrusted to take over the reigns.

The club failed to kick on and Mokwena was relieved of his duties after a string of mediocre results. German mentor Jozef Zinnbauer was brought in as his successor.

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Mokwena initially retreated to his previous role as assistant coach, but was recently appointed as head coach at Chippa United, as reported by Briefly.co.za.

The young mentor recently opened up about the discrimination he faced within South African football.

KickOFF.com reported on an incident that came to light shortly after his appointment in the Buccaneers hot seat.

Mokwena said, "I believe that gone are the days when – hopefully, very soon – people will look beyond age and skin colour, and will focus on competence and the capacity of people."

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He added, "In fact, we set them up for failure, and the pity is that black people set black coaches up for failure."

Mokwena explained that after his first training session after the announcement of his appointment, one of the senior players approached him.

According to the player, someone within the club's hierarchy had already contacted him to question the decision.

Mokwena said, "I tell you, I had not even done a training session as a head coach, not even one, and already people were planting doubts into the players about my capacity to lead the team."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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