JOHANNESBURG – Orlando Pirates may have hit troubled waters in their last six matches, but coach Rhulani Mokwena has banked on the recent Fifa break to have brought a breath of fresh air to the club going forward.
Having finished second in the last two terms, Pirates were tipped to be the team that would stop Mamelodi Sundowns from domestic dominance this season.
That was motivated by the perception that the Sea Robbers would have blended together as a team after two full seasons under Micho Sredojevic and his assistant Mokwena. And those aspirations got off to a bright start as they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1 at home in their opening Premiership clash.
Soon after though, the wheels came off as they lost two successive matches, which were subsequently followed by the abrupt resignation of Sredojevic, who’s since joined Egyptian giants Zamalek SC.
Mokwena then ascended to the hot seat where he’s so far done little stamp his authority, as his Pirates side is yet to win the in the last four matches.