JOHANNESBURG – Rhulani Mokwena is dreaming big and is certainly employing the language needed to mix with the big guns in the big league.
The caretaker coach at Orlando Pirates is unfazed by the Soweto club’s recent shaky start to the season and has vowed to restore Bucs’ glory days. But he wants to achieve this in style, citing the likes of European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City as the examples to emulate.
The eloquent young tactician took over the coaching reins at Orlando last Friday following the unexpected resignation of Serbian Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic.
The Buccaneers immediately appointed Mokwena, who has been Sredjovic’s second in command for the past two seasons, on an interim basis.
Mokwena is embracing the challenge of leading the Sea Robbers through what appears to be some turbulent waters and the young mentor is acutely aware of the responsibility on his shoulders.