JOHANNESBURG – Rhulani Mokwena is unfazed by the baptism of fire he has endured since replacing Micho Sredojevic whose abrupt resignation as Orlando Pirates’ coach plunged the club into a mini crisis.
In a space of seven days Mokwena has seen Bucs get knocked out of the MTN8 and CAF Champions League as well as dropping two points against AmaZulu in a league match.
It hasn’t been an ideal start for the young coach. Despite the rocky start, Mokwena doesn’t believe that this could hurt his chances of taking over Pirates on a permanent basis.
“Not at all. I think that it’s not about me,” Mokwena said, after Pirates’ elimination by Zambia’s Green Eagles in the Champions League preliminary round.
“Every time I come out, I carry a different responsibility. Unfortunately, when you are put into a leadership position, you can’t be selfish and you can’t think about yourself. It would be extremely unwise for me to think about myself and getting this position. The chairman always says that the moment finds the man and the man doesn’t find the moment.