The South African international is set to leave Ewood Park at the end of the season regardless of whether Rovers beat the drop after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team football. Mokoena’s place in the South African side could come under threat as he is currently out of the Blackburn team and he realises a move could help ensure that he’s assured of a starting place ahead of this year’s Conferderations Cup and the 2010 World Cup in his homeland.
I am definitely leaving Blackburn. I always want to play but I cannot change the coach’s decision.
It has been very frustrating because I could have left in January but they asked me to stay.
I want a club where I can get enough game time. I am 28 and need to play on a regular basis.
Mokoena has only managed six starts for Blackburn this season, the last of which came in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. He came on as a second half substitute when Rovers secured a vital 2-1 win at Fulham earlier this month.
Hopefully, the News of the World are well off the mark when they suggest that Mokoena could be a replacement for Hangeland, who was excellent again yesterday.