Both Rise and Shine and Matsatsantsa narrowly survived relegation on the last day of the season and are on the lookout for a new coach.
After Luc Eymael’s departure for Free State Stars, Polokwane handed former team manager Bernard Molekwa the reins, while Kaitano Tembo took over at SuperSport after Eric Tinkler’s resignation.
Pirates assistant coach Mokwena is highly sought after and it is thought that he would be offered a head coach role instead of the assistant role he also previously occupied at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Alongside Milutin Sredojević, Mokwena has been highly applauded for Pirates' dramatic turnaround.
The Buccaneers disappointingly finished 11th in the 2016/2017 campaign but impressively finished second in the recently completed campaign.
Goal understands, however, that Mokwena is fully focused on his current gig with the Mayfair side and is keen on staying put ahead of Pirates' Caf Champions League safari next campaign.