'Pirates won't take taekwondo, swimming'


Rhulani Mokwena threw a few more jabs towards his counterpart Ernst Middendorp regarding what both clubs will be doing during the FIFA break.

The Orlando Pirates coach launched a cannonade towards Middendorp during the Soweto Derby post-match press conference at FNB Stadium where he slammed the Amakhosi players for "thuggish behaviour" he claimed was encouraged by the Kaizer Chiefs coach on Saturday.

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The Phefeni Glamour Boys beat the Mighty Buccaneers 3-2 at Soccer City to claim the bragging rights and extended their lead at the top of the log to 10 points.

Pirates and Chiefs are set to return to action on November 26 and Mokwena says Bucs will use the FIFA break to nurse broken noses and knees suffered during the Soweto Derby.

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"I am looking forward to the FIFA break. Fortunately or unfortunately the doctors have to work on a broken nose, bruised eyes and a broken knee," said Mokwena.

"The second thing, what I will be working on, I am definitely not working on taekwondo, judo and swimming," he added, referring again to his own complaints about rough tactics and diving from Chiefs.

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Mokwena was incensed by a Willard Katsande tackle and an alleged punch thrown by Erick Mathoho, which resulted in a red card for the Amakhosi defender.

He also felt Bernard Parker dived to win the penalty that won the game.