CAPE TOWN – The push to usurp Mamelodi Sundowns as the top football club in South Africa is continuing unabated at Orlando Pirates after they named three new members of their technical team on Monday.
After recently signing nine new players – including top-quality PSL performers such as Brilliant Khuzwayo, Vincent Pule, Ben Motshwari, Abel Mabaso and Kudakwashe Mahachi – Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has bolstered Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s technical team as well.
Sredojevic has vowed to pursue Sundowns’ reign of South African football after the Buccaneers ended second in the Absa Premiership last season, which ensured they qualified for the Caf Champions League.
The Serbian mentor will have a new goalkeeper coach to work with in the shape of Andrew Sparkes, who replaces Ivica Vukusic.
Sparkes is the former Swansea City goalkeeper coach, but left the Welsh outfit after they were relegated from the Premier League.
Franck Plaine is the new head of performance, and replaces André Volsteedt, while Darian Wilken will join the Pirates analysis department.