Pirates to announce new coach next week

Orlando Pirates FC Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, says the team will be appointing a new coach

Over the weekend, violent clashes broke out between Orlando Pirates and Sundowns fans. This was after the mighty buccaneers suffered an embarrassing 6-0 defeat.

On Monday, Dr Khoza condemned the violence and asked for the law to take its course.

“I commit that this matter will receive the highest priority in accordance with the law. A failure to do so will result in a deterioration that will affect the following of football, the sponsors, the broadcasters and the public in ways that will erode the gains we have made and should defend bitterly,” Dr Khoza said.

Speaking at a press briefing, Dr Khoza said it was unacceptable for a team of Pirates stature to lose a game by 6-0.

“The second key question is the question of performance by the club. A six-one loss by the club of the stature of Orlando Pirates is unacceptable. For that to be followed by a six-nil loss is rubbing salt into a wound.

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Having said that, I maintain that violence is not the answer. This afternoon we will be meeting with the technical team to go to the bottom of the problem. There is no denying there is a problem,” he said.

Khoza says the team has had difficulties finding a coach to replace Muhsin Ertugral who left in November after Pirates were beaten 6-0 by SuperSport United.

Ertugral left after just five months of joining Pirates as head coach.

Khoza said the coach they wanted to replace Ertugral with was only available in May, but the team could not wait for that long without a coach.