Pirates unaware of Rhulani escapade
Posted: 13 November 2018 Time: 14:00
Orlando Pirates have denied any knowledge of assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena taking an educational trip to Liverpool.
According to a source, Mokwena was set to jet out to the UK during the current international break to spend time learning from coaches at Livepool FC's headquarters.
A tweet from what is believed to be Mokwena's official Twitter page has since surfaced, containing an image of The Reds' academy facility with the caption: "There’s no time to talk... we’ve got so much to learn."
There’s no time to talk... we’ve got so much to learn. ???? pic.twitter.com/bSKxjAotu7— Rulani Mokwena (@coach_rulani) November 13, 2018
However, KickOff.com has been made to understand that the club's senior team and academy are on a short recess and no activity is currently underway at their Melwood base.
Meanwhile, Pirates administrative officer Floyd Mbele has no knowledge of the matter and says all players and first team staff have been granted leave since their weekend fixture until Wednesday (tomorrow).
"I don't know where this Liverpool [thing] has come from. He's not at Liverpool. I don't know anything about it," Mbele tells this website.
Pirates previously warned of fraudulent activity on Mokwena's social media accounts in September, and it could be that this is another 'fake' tweet.
"I don't know [if his account is hacked], but I know that he's not at Liverpool - that's for sure," Mbele says.