Orlando Pirates youth development coach Mandla Qhogi is set to leave the club after 18 years.
Orlando Pirates development coach Mandla Qhogi is set to leave the club after 18 years.
The tactician was the club’s reserve team head coach for the last 2-plus seasons.
Before being replaced by the club legend Joseph Makhanya at the beginning of the recently ended Dstv Diski Challange(DDC) league season.
During his time at the club, he has helped in producing players like Relebohile Ratomo, Zakhele Lepasa, Lyle Foster, Boitumelo Radiopane, Thabiso Sesane to name a few.
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Qhogi holds one of the top coaching licenses in the continent CAF License A, which he obtained in 2017.
Along with coaching in the DDC, he also coached different levels of the club’s youth development.
His contract with the club is coming to an end later this month, and the club will not renew it.
Meanwhile, the senior team’s coach, Jose Riveiro, continues to build his team ahead of next season.
The club is in the market looking for a central defender, with Golden Arrows’ Sicelo Hlatshwayo the main target.
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While Richard Ofori reached an agreement with the club to extend his stay by further three years.