Rhulani: I'm an artist not a psychic

Premiership

Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena refused to be drawn into giving a score prediction for Saturday’s Soweto Derby as he explained his stance on betting.

Pirates face rivals Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon, a week after being knocked out of the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals by the same side.

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This gives The Buccaneers an opportunity to not only avenge that penalty shootout defeat but also maintain their long-standing unbeaten run against Amakhosi, who they last lost a league game against in December 2014.

In the build-up to Saturday’s encounter, the two coaches were on Thursday asked for their score predictions and offered contrasting responses.

“I wish I had a direct line to God because then I’d dial his number immediately and then answer your question,” responded Mokwena.

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“Unfortunately, I’m no psychic. I’ve already told you what I’m good at – I’m a very good artist but, in terms of psychic powers, God has never blessed me with those.

“So, I don’t even play the lotto, nor do I do score predictions – betting is not my space, so let me not even attempt to give an answer to that.”

Middendorp, meanwhile, simply responded: “No comment.”

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