Orlando Pirates interim coach Rulani Mokwena believes that the outgoing FIFA break has come at the right time as it has allowed his side to refocus and restructure a number of tactical and technical issues in their game.
The Soweto Giants, who recently parted ways with coach Milutin Sredojevic last month, are without a victory in four games in all competitions with Eastern Cape’s Chippa United next on their fixture list.
Mokwena, says they are confident that they will reap the fruits of their labour.
The Buccaneers are currently on 10th on the log with their only victory coming in the opening round of the season where they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1 at Orlando Stadium.
Since then, the Ghosts have bowed out of the MTN 8 in the first round and recently negotiated two goalless draws against AmaZulu FC and Golden Arrows respectively. Mokwena says he does not fear to lose his job.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach, says they have also taken the time afforded by the FIFA break to further integrate new players who recently arrived before the season kicked-off.
Pirates had a rather interesting training session on Wednesday assimilating a one-day tournament with their squad divided into four groups and the winners walking away with a floating trophy and goody bags.
Mokwena, emphasized the importance of nurturing that winning feeling starting at training. – Report by Thando Gqamane