Absa Premiership

Pirates confirm changes to technical team

2018-06-25 15:29
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Absa Premiership outfit Orlando Pirates have confirmed changes to their technical team ahead of the new season.

Pirates have revealed that they have roped in Andrew Sparks, Darian Wilken and Franck Plaine to their technical team to work with head coach Milutin Sredojevic and his assistant Rhulani Mokwena.

Sparkes, who previously worked for former English Premier League side-Swansea City, has replaced Ivica Vukusic as the new goalkeeper coach.

The Soweto giants have had a busy off-season with the club having recently announced a list of new players headlined by former Kaizer Chiefs ‘keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, as they gear up for a busy year that includes playing in the CAF Champions League.

Pirates qualified for the CAF Champions League after finishing as runners-up to Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2017/18 Premiership season.

Pirates said on their website: "Orlando Pirates Football Club is delighted to welcome Andrew Sparkes, Darian Wilken and Franck Plaine to the technical team.

"Andrew Sparkes joins the stable for the upcoming season as the Goalkeeper Coach of the senior team, while Darian Wilken will form part of the Buccaneers Football Analysis Department alongside Kyle Solomon and Michael Loftman, who both joined the club earlier in the year.

"Our final addition to the technical team is Franck Plaine, who will be the Head of Performance - a post recently vacated by Andre Volsteedt who left the club earlier this month.

"While we welcome these three gentlemen, we also say farewell to another. The club would like to thank goalkeeper coach Ivica Vukusic for his services and wish him all of the best in his future endeavours."

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