Absa Premiership

Pirates appoint Mhlongo to assist Palacios

2016-11-03 13:21
Benson Mhlongo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have appointed former club captain Benson Mhlongo as a second assistant to support interim head coach, Augusto Palacios.

The 35-year-old spent four years with Buccaneers as a player from 2008 until 2012, before seemingly ending his playing days with Platinum Stars and Polokwane City.

Mhlongo said in March this year that he had not officially retired from playing, although it seems he has now hung up his boots after agreeing to become Pirates' second assistant.

He will join Bradley Carnell in assisting Palacios as the Soweto giants look to rebuild following the shock resignation of Muhsin Ertugral.

Club chairperson, Irvin Khoza, announced the appointment on the club's official Twitter account, saying: "With the experience of Palacios and the enthusiasm of Carnell and Mhlongo - I'm confident we have a capable team to take the club forward."

The coaching team's first assignment will be a Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash with Highlands Park on Saturday.

Kick off is at 20:00.

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Stellenbosch v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
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