Pirates announce Benson Mhlongo as assistant to interim boss Augusto Palacios.

Pirates announce Benson Mhlongo as assistant to interim boss Augusto Palacios.

benson-mhlongoOrlando Pirates have named former player Benson Mhlongo as assistant to interim boss Augusto Palacios.
The 35-year-old, who spent over four years at the club, will work alongside current assistant Bradley Carnell, who is retained after the resignation of Muhsin Ertugral on Wednesday.

“Orlando Pirates is proud to announce the appointment of Benson Mhlongo as the Club’s second Assistant Coach,” a statement from the club read.

“The Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr. Irvin Khoza, expressed his delight at giving an opportunity to not only a former Club Captain but most importantly a young South African Coach.”

Khoza added in the statement: “It is important for us to move on from the disruption that has necessitated the changes made to the Technical Team. To this end we have also brought in Benson Mhlongo as the second Assistant Coach.

“With the experience of Augusto Palacious and the enthusiasm of our Assistant Coaches Bradley Carnell and Benson Mhlongo, I am confident that we have a capable Technical Team that can take this team forward.”

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