Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

De Sa appointed new Pirates coach



Former BidVest Wits coach Roger de Sa was on Monday named as new Orlando Pirates coach. Current boss Augusto Palacios, who has stepped aside due to health reasons, will return to the club’s academy once he has recovered.

De Sa, whose appointment is with immediate effect, has ten years' experience as a coach having started his coaching career as a player/coach at Wits University. He won coach of the season in his first year as coach of Wits University and in 2010 won the Nedbank Cup.

"Roger is a team player who has worked in various capacities for our senior and junior national teams, including being roped in to the technical team of the Portuguese national team during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

"I have no doubt that he will find the new challenge at Orlando Pirates a worthwhile enhancement to his career," said Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza.

"This has to be the right time as I had years ago contacted the chairman for this job to no avail. When I got the chairman's call I was obviously delighted as I believe I am up to the task at hand," said De Sa.

De Sa is an accomplished athlete who represented South Africa in three sporting codes - soccer, indoor soccer and basketball in one year.

Palacios will revert to his position in the development structures of Pirates "with due consideration to his recovery which is expected to take several months after undergoing major spinal surgery".

RELATED ARTICLES:

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Thu, 24 Apr @ 03:20
Thu, 24 Apr @ 05:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 07:30

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...

Sunday Oliseh
Do Brazil deserve the favourites tag?
In the build up to the World Cup, I’ll be previewing the teams involved, starting with hosts...