Pirates loan Mokwena out to Chippa United after Mapeza's resignation

Pirates loan Mokwena out to Chippa United after Mapeza's resignation

- The Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Rhulani Mokwena will be joining another PSL team for the remainder of the season

- The Bucs' assistant coach and Michael Loftman are set to join Chippa United

- This follows Norman Mapeza quitting as the Eastern Cape premiership side head coach on Monday night

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The Orlando Pirates have confirmed that assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena will be joining anther PSL club for the remainder of the season.

The Bucs revealed the news on their website on Wednesday.

"Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Assistant Coach Rhulani Mokwena has been seconded to join Absa Premiership outfit Chippa United," the statement read.

According to the Pirates, Mokwena - who just returned from visiting some European football clubs for a benchmarking exercise - is to be joined by Michael Loftman.

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The news comes a day after it was revealed Norman Mapeza resigned as the Chippa United head coach.

Briefly.co.za reported Mapeza resigned as the team's coach on Monday night despite attempts by Chippa United's bosses to convince him to stay. According to reports, Mapeza quit over contractual issues only days after steering the team to victory against AmaZulu FC.

South Africans have since reacted to news that Mokwena will act as Chippa United's head coach for the next couple of months.

Tsulo Possa commented:

"I read, 'until Mpengesi decides otherwise'."

Another tweep, @robzinterris, added:

"Good luck on your journey Mr Rhulani Mokwena... I strongly believe you need experience in coaching, Chippa United is perfect for you since you'll learn a lot there, there's no pressure, just do your thing and never try to prove anyone."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported on Tuesday that former TS Galaxy coach Dan Malesela says he is open to coach Chippa United again.

Malesela has been fired by owner Siviwe "Chippa" Mpengesi on three separate occasions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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