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Bucs' Mokwena Still In Baxter’s Sights?

Bafana coach Stuart Baxter still has future plans Rulani Mokwena

By Soccer Laduma - May 28, 2018 08:08 PM

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena is still in the sights of Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter.

According to the Bafana mentor, the Bucs assistant coach was considered for the camp for the COSAFA Cup. Baxter said that Mokwena was among the names he considered to be part of the camp while Bafana assistant and U20 national team coach Thabo Senong is unavailable owing to a course he is completing. 

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“Look Ruluani was among the people I had planned to bring on board. The idea (is) to reward people who have done really well and who have worked hard and to build towards their development,” added Baxter.

Mokwena was recently called up by Baxter in March when Bafana took part in a Four-Nation tournament in Zambia. However, the Bucs assistant was unavailable to travel with the squad owing to the short communication time given to the Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, the Siya crew has reported that Mokwena has been linked with numerous clubs recently, as rumours swirl regarding his future with Pirates. 

The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach has been a revelation since joining the Soweto giants and with Milutin Sredojević, has helped inspire the club to a second spot finish in the 2017/18 season, securing a CAF Champions League spot. 


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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA Jun 01, 2018 08:02 PM
@Tebogo78 Is he the only assistant making decisions in the psl according to you? I believe you are 1 of those guys who were saying sundowns was nothing without rulani and hard luck pooi we won the without your rulani then what!!
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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK May 29, 2018 11:50 AM
Rulani can be a good assistant to Bafana Bafana.
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tshavhuyo humbulani May 29, 2018 09:40 AM
This people mission is to see pirates brocken into debris,why they do not get him whirlst he is stil at sundowns
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@SCHUSTE Joined: 05 Apr 2018
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@SCHUSTE May 29, 2018 08:46 AM
I can see its true when they say you can shine whenever you are, just look at this guy he is an assistant but the attention he is getting is more like head coach .I wonder why MR Baxter didn't consider FADLU DAVIDS if he's trying to groom young south African coaches
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Maghano Joined: 21 May 2018
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Maghano May 29, 2018 08:31 AM
give him a stand u will c
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi May 29, 2018 07:49 AM
This boy is overrated Let him coach a team as a head coach and c how far he can go
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simon menyatso May 29, 2018 07:49 AM
Baxter must know that Mokwena is committed to Orlando pirates,i don't know what is the matter of lot of noise about Mokwena,they just want to reveal him,hopefully the mighty bucs deny them again
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Tebogo78 Joined: 26 Oct 2010
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Tebogo78 May 29, 2018 07:22 AM
@MDANANA Was reading your comment and trying to understand where you are going with all that until I realized that your comment isnt about abilities of Rhulani but rather your biasness towards Sundowns. You say Rhulani is a ball boy, like really???? If indeed he is a ball boy then there is no ball boy better than him in the PSL cause this season we have seen him even make decisions just like the head coach would.
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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA May 29, 2018 05:24 AM
As long he is still a overated ballboy I will never dance to all his praise singers tunes. A ballboy will remain a ballboy until he is all by himself, we had tommy wa mogolo remember and all 2 have been overpraised by only 1 coach -pitso. If pitso overpraise someone everyone stand but when pitso tells us how unique sundowns is in PSL the very same everybody start insulting him
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LeCowhlohlo May 29, 2018 04:17 AM
Boring news as usual.
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 May 28, 2018 09:56 PM
so Baxterna is now in charge of rewarding huh?so being in useless COSAFA cup Is big achievement to Baxterna hence he called that an award to Rhulani sies,,,
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Mehluli Moyo May 28, 2018 09:36 PM
wash&wear my first time ukhulume into elengqondo what a comment buddie Micho is the coach not mokwena
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Voltaire May 28, 2018 08:38 PM
@wash & wear I am in shock that you can speak sense for once. Such miracles must be rewarded go on I give you the permission to squander your minimum wage at Razzmatazz....
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear May 28, 2018 08:19 PM
micho is the coach but clueless media is busy praising weak rhulani
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wash & wear May 28, 2018 08:18 PM
this kiwi boy rhulani issue is boring now, rhulani achieved nothing he must go coach a team not the ball boy he is at rats fc

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