Absa Premiership

Sangweni reveals reasons behind Pirates departure

2018-09-13 12:24
Thamsanqa Sangweni (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni has suggested he failed at Orlando Pirates due to a breakdown in his relationship with assistant coach Rulani Mokwena.

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Sangweni initially made his name after a number of impressive performances for the Chilli Boys from 2015 until 2017, and it won him a move to the Sea Robbers ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

However, he made just three appearances in the Premiership and was sent back to Chippa at the end of that season.

The 29-year-old believes his relationship with Mokwena may have been to blame for the situation, although he holds no grudges.

Speaking to the Sowetan, the player said: "I had a disagreement with the assistant coach [Mokwena].

"I was confused. I do not know why we did not get along but I feel it was not about football at all. This fallout somehow triggered my departure from Pirates.

"We tried to sort out our differences [at that time]. I [even] went to speak to the chairman [Irvin Khoza] about this problem. He understood and told me to persevere and work harder.

"At the end of the day, parting ways was the best decision for both parties. Though I was disappointed about this whole thing, I hold no grudges against him."

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