EXTRA TIME: Watch Mhlongo backing Mokwena as Orlando Pirates coach

Orlando Pirates assistant coaches Benson Mhlongo and Rhulani Mokwena
The Buccaneers caretaker coach has come under fire for his poor start at Orlando Stadium, and here is what a club legend has to say on the matter

Benson Mhlongo spent most of his career playing for Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The defender spent a number of seasons at each club where he gained enormous insight into what makes a South African club and coach successful.

With Pirates struggling under caretaker coach Rulani Mokwena, Mhlongo has leapt to his defense.

Mhlongo wants the South African public to forget about petty "jealousy" and support local coaches. He also believes, instead of always importing coaches, we need to "grow our own" and give Mokwena more time to prove his worth.

The Pirates legend has worked with Mokwena in the past, when he was part of the technical team at Bucs over a year ago.

Mokwena's interview was recorded by Lim Sports Zone, and you can watch it below thanks to their Twitter post.