Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have confirmed that
assistant coach Benson Mhlongo has been released to take over the role
as coach of National First Division newcomers TS Sporting.
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Since retiring from playing in 2016, Mhlongo has worked with coaches
such as Muhsin Ertugral, Kjell Jonevret as well as current man in
charge, Milutin Sredojevic.
However, having gained some experience in guiding Pirates'
MultiChoice Diski Challenge team and working as an assistant in the
first team, the 37-year-year-old former Bafana Bafana defender is ready
for a new challenge with Sporting in Mpumalanga.
As such, Bucs' official website wished him well in his future
endeavours, saying: "Benson Mhlongo has received the chairman Dr Irvin
Khoza's blessings to leave the club and pursue his dream of becoming a
"Dr Khoza granted Mhlongo's wish to leave the club following a
meeting with chairman of TS Sporting Slungu Thobela earlier this week.
"Mhlongo leaves the club having amassed a wealth of knowledge where
he was exposed to three different head coaches at the club, including a
stint as head coach of the Orlando Pirates Multichoice Diski Challenge
"On behalf of the Orlando Pirates family, we would like to wish Benson the best of luck in his future endeavours."