Mokwena: I deserve the criticism


Rulani Mokwena has accepted that he deserves some criticism for the way things worked out for him at Orlando Pirates as head coach.

Mokwena, who has just returned to Mamelodi Sundowns to serve as Pitso Mosimane’s assistant again, spent some time at Orlando Pirates.

When he moved to the Buccaneeers in 2017, he first served as an assistant to Micho Sredojevic and when the Serbian resigned from his job in August 2019, Mokwena was given the opportunity to take over as head coach.

But the results weren’t forthcoming and Mokwena was replaced by Jozef Zinnbauer in December last year.

“One thing I never shy away from is constructive criticism. It builds me. Ask anyone who knows me… they’ll tell you, I’m probably more critical on myself than I should be. I appreciate the brutal honesty. And it’s reality. The results were not good enough and I deserve the criticism,” Mokwena responded on Twitter to one of Pirates’ football fans when engaged on his stay with Bucs.

“The number alone do not reflect the entire context. There were huge strides made but only history will judge. Not me. Alas No one to blame. No excuses. Just appreciation. lessons. Growth and a closed chapter,” he added.

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