The 29-year-old made his Pirates debut in the 2003/04 season aged just 17 and went on to make a total of 66 appearances for the Buccaneers. He however left in 2009 after falling out of favour with then-Bucs coach Ruud Krol. The winger says he still shares a special bond with Pirates.
“People always tell me that they wish I could go back home [Pirates]. If it was possible for me to take myself back I would you know. I feel like I still owe them little bit of something, that I left very early. If only God could allow it [Pirates reunion],” Mokoena tells KickOff.com.
The Soweto-born winger also says he still gets a lot of love from football fans around the country. “I’ve really missed all the supporters. It’s an amazing feeling that I get when I walk in the street from Pirates supporters, Chiefs supporters even Sundowns supporters. It is overwhelming, it actually makes the heart melt,” he says.
Mokoena is currently clubless after confirming his exit from Sundowns to KickOff.com earlier this month. He has been linked with Kaizer Chiefs, who will be announcing their new acquisitions this morning.