Orlando Pirates announced that Mokwena will be Chippa United’s coach until the end of the season.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has been seconded to join Absa Premiership outfit Chippa United,” said Pirates in a statement.
“Mokwena, who recently returned from an overseas trip which saw him visiting some European football clubs for a benchmarking exercise; joins the Chilli Boys until the end of the season.
Mokwena’s appointment comes after Norman Mapeza resigned as head coach on Monday.
According to reports, Mapeza’s decision was fuelled by disrespectful players and unrealistic expectations from management.
Meanwhile, South Africans took to social media to welcome and criticize the move.
Am I surprised Rhulani Mokwena accepted the Chippa job so soon after Norman Mapeza left?— Steve NOT Komphela (@BigWordKomphela) March 4, 2020
You see Rob, when you get into a relationship with a widow, the first question you must ask her is "What killed your previous four husbands?"
I hope you understand🤔@robertmarawa pic.twitter.com/gPXx0R98Hi
Coach Rhulani should have stayed at Mamelodi Sundowns. Now he has NO progress at all. Not it's even worse that he s going to Chippa. Eish media nearly ruined his career. We must learn from his mistakes pic.twitter.com/JyOJ4OPvZF— Dr Maheya (@johny_theblessd) March 4, 2020
Good luck on your journey Mr Rhulani Mokwena.. I strongly believe you need experience in coaching, Chippa United is perfect for you since you'll learn a lot there, there's no pressure, just do your thing and never try to prove anyone. pic.twitter.com/AYfTzqWXF4— Cellular ⚽ (@robzinterris) March 4, 2020
With rhulani now at chippa I don't see them in the PSL next season pic.twitter.com/xvsWHb2K7h— NO•HYENAS (@ndzalamausinga) March 4, 2020