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OFFICIAL: Orlando Pirates has announced the appointment of Mandla Ncikazi



Orlando Pirates, as previously reported by, confirmed the appointment of Golden Arrows former trainer Mandla Ncikazi.

After a great campaign, the KwaZulu-Natal outfit ended a record high fourth position in the DSTV Premiership, Ncikazi shockingly split up with Arrows on Youth Day.

The 52-year-old joins the Pirates technical team in a three-year agreement as an assistant coach together with Fadlu Davids.

“The Orlando Pirates Football Club announces Mandla Ncikazi’s hiring. The 52-year-old joins the Bucs technical team on a three-year contract, “Read the club statement.

“I’m happy to be here and look forward to starting,” the coach stated.

It is thought that the Buccaneers will engage Steve Komphela in discussions to succeed Josef Zinnbauer, whose future is still uncertain at the club, through the Mamelodi Sundowns.

Pirates further announced that despite uncertainties over the starting date of the 2021/22 season, the club is expected to begin pre-season on July 1.

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