DURBAN – Orlando Pirates have been bundled out of the Caf Champions League, MTN8 and now the Telkom Knockout under the tenure of the loquacious Rhulani Mokwena but he insists he is not feeling any pressure.
The Buccaneers were dumped out of the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals by their bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs who beat them 4-2 on penalties on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium after the team were deadlocked at 2-2 after extra time.
In the space of three months, Pirates have been knocked out of three competitions as their trophy drought which stretches back to 2014 looks set to continue. Even in the PSL they are way behind log leaders Chiefs, but Mokwena isn’t worried.
“For us we don’t feel the pressure. For us, we don’t feel the crisis. Ours is to make sure now that we stay consistent because we’ve proven that we can win games. We have to find that bit of consistency and win two games, four games in a row and that’s what we (will) focus on,” Mokwena said.
Matches are coming in thick and fast for Mokwena. Tomorrow they will entertain a resurgent Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium in the league.