Mokwena still struggling to sleep

Mokwena still struggling to sleep
Rhulani Mokwena coach of Orlando Pirates

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Oct 17, 2019. 09:00

Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena has revealed that he is still suffering sleepless nights after taking over the reins from Milutin Sredojević in August.

The Buccaneers have failed to ignite the form that took them within one win of the Absa Premiership title last season and head into this weekend’s Telkom Knockout fixture against Stellenbosch FC lingering in eighth place in the league standings, having managed just one win in their last nine fixtures across all competitions.

“When you are in an institution like Orlando Pirates, you are there to serve. Sleep comes only after work has been done,” said Mokwena as per

“There are still a lot of sleepless nights, particularly also because the competition has been strengthened with most of our players coming back from injuries. We are in a position where we are stronger.

“Ours is to serve this great institution and make sure we get the team in a competitive state. I will only rest when I am six feet underground and this club has reached the pinnacle and pleased millions of supporters, because that is what they deserve.”

Pirates reached the final of the Telkom Knockout last season, before eventually losing to Baroka FC on penalties.

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