DURBAN – Rhulani Mokwena is optimistic that the sun will shine soon for Orlando Pirates. The Buccaneers’ form has unexpectedly dipped since their opening game of the season which they won 2-1.
A few months ago, the Soweto giants were touted as early favourites to challenge PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns. But the Sea Robbers have looked all at sea in six of the seven games they've played this term. They are winless in their last six outings in all competitions.
Mokwena says that the last three draws have given him hope.
“You can’t become bad overnight. We need to remember that this is the team that went 22 games without a defeat last season. This is the same team that challenged for the league title last season,” said Pirates' caretaker coach.
“Every team goes through a cycle. It is not easy.”