Breaking: Pirates Part Ways With Mhlongo, New Club Confirmed
Benson Mhlongo Leaves Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates have announced that the club has parted ways with one of the team's assistant coaches, Benson Mhlongo, who worked alongside Rhulani Mokwena under head coach Milutin Sredojevic.
As confirmed from the Buccaneers, Mhlongo has accepted a head coaching role at TS Sporting in the National First Division.
"Benson Mhlongo has received the Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza’s blessings to leave the Club and pursue his dream of becoming a Head Coach," confirmed Pirates on the club's official website.
"After spending two seasons as Assistant Coach at the Club, the 37-year old is now ready to make the jump to assume a head coaching role at newly promoted National First Division outfit, TS Sporting.
"Dr Khoza granted Mhlongo’s wish to leave the Club following a meeting with Chairman of TS Sporting, Slungu Thobela earlier this week.
"Mhlongo, leaves the Club having amassed a wealth of knowledge where he was exposed to three different head coaches at the Club, including a stint as Head Coach of the Orlando Pirates Multichoice Diski Challenge team.
"On behalf of the Orlando Pirates family we would like to wish Benson the best of luck in his future endeavours," Bucs stated on their website.