Mokwena admitted Bucs players underperformed and it is time for them to double their efforts when they take on Highlands Park in the MTN8 Cup quarter-final.
“There is no running away from the fact that we have underperformed in the last two matches we have played,” Mokwena told the club's official website.
“As I said following our defeat (to SuperSport United), our supporters deserve better from a team like ours and for that reason, we have to double our efforts to ensure we get a favourable result on Saturday.”
Pirates will take on a Highlands Park side which will be making their debut in the top 8 competition.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach promised the Buccaneers will give their all in order to advance to the semi-finals of the lucrative Cup competition.
“Obviously, it won’t be easy because Highlands Park are a tough side. This is a hard-running team with players who can influence the match single-handedly," he added.
"We will give the opposition the respect they deserve, but having said that, we will also give our all to secure a victory," he concluded.
Pirates will play host to Highlands Park at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.