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Khoza: Pirates will keep faith in Mokwena

Orlando Pirates chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza has made it clear that coach Rhulani Mokwena will continue in his current role until the end of the season.

The Buccaneers have flattered to deceive under the guidance of their young coach this season and find themselves down in ninth position, already 15 points behind fierce rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

However, Khoza has offered his backing for Mokwena and says he will keep faith with the 32-year-old tactician at least until the end of the current campaign.

"When we hired Rhulani Mokwena, we said he would hold it down until the end of the season," Khoza told the media as quoted by Isolezwe.

"They [fans] knew that it was either right or wrong but what is important is that we give him this opportunity because he deserves it and he will continue until the end of the season as we have already agreed."

This is the first season Mokwena has been put in charge of a club as head coach. He previously worked as an assistant coach under Pitso Mosimane at Mamelodi Sundowns and later Milutin Sredojevic at Pirates.