Mokwena: Chippa boss has shown willingness to keep me

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Rulani Mokwena has brought to light that Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi has expressed the wish to keep him at the club beyond his current loan spell.

The former Orlando Pirates caretaker coach, who is on loan to Chippa until the end of this season has confirmed that discussions have transpired between the Port Elizabeth outfit and Orlando Pirates about his future.

“The chairman of Chippa United has shown willingness to try and keep me beyond the current period,” Mokwena told Power FM Sport.

“There is a discussion, but it is up to the two clubs to make a decision. I am still employed by Orlando Pirates and it’s up to them and Chippa United to come to that sort of decision,” he added.

Mokwena joined the ‘Chilli Boys’ from Pirates on a four-month deal at the beginning of March taking over from Norman Mapeza who resigned.

However, the 35-year-old mentor says his focus is not particularly on his future amid the coronavirus crisis with the PSL suspended until further notice and the country on a 21-day lockdown.

“But at this moment in time, we just have to move with what we have. My focus isn’t even on myself, my contract or my stay or [whether] I am going to be coaching next season. I think it would be selfish of us to think about that,” admitted Mokwena.

“For us it is work as normal. We are also preparing for the next few fixtures. We know who we have got the next couple of days. The next six matches remain. We have already started to look at our next opponent.

“You don’t know when the league resumes whether you will start with Cape Town City or Highlands. You’ve got to make sure you that you each and every single opponent,” he said.

By FARPost Reporter 

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