Orlando Pirates legend says Rhulani must also be blamed if the team loses

A former Orlando Pirates striker has suggested that Rulani Mokwena should be visible at all times for the club when the team is victorious, as well as when they lose, as it sometimes happens in football.

A lot has been said about Mokwena in the media in recent weeks since the build-up to the Soweto Derby between Bucs and Kaizer Chiefs, which was played almost two weeks ago.

In the build-up to this weekend’s Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Pirates, Mokwena’s name continues to be mentioned in the media for various reasons.

From Bongani Zungu suggesting that Mokwena is the reason for Pirates’ current form, while not mentioning anything about the role of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic who is the club’s head coach, to Philemon Masinga saying that Mokwena must concentrate on Pirates and his duties as an assistant coach; it has become evident that there is much at stake as many in the local football fraternity look forward to the eagerly-awaited Downs v Bucs match.

The Brazilians will host the Buccaneers at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday afternoon.In Soccer Laduma Radio’s Big Issue this week, former Pirates striker Andries Sebola suggests what Mokwena should do both during happy and bad days for the team.

“Rulani mustn’t hide when Pirates (are) losing games. When Pirates lose games, Micho takes the shots from the media and supporters. Like now, the team is doing well, he (Mokwena) is talking a lot. He mustn’t hide when the team is not doing well,” said the former Bucs forward.

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