The 2016/2017 campaign is one season that the entire Orlando Pirates fan base will want to forget immediately when we look at the overall performance of the team in all departments.
All the coaches tried their best to bring positivity to the team, but none of them made an impact, as they were struggling to bring consistency to the team.
Kjell Jonevret was roped in during the middle of the season to try and turn things around, but there was no difference, as the team continued to fail to with. Although, perhaps it’s a good thing for them because the coach will get enough chance to assess his team and look at which department he has to strengthen and which players to release.
Participating in the MTN8 would disturb the coach's preparations for the upcoming season. Not participating in any official games will create time for Pirates to know if the coach is really the right and perfect man for the position.
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.