Orlando Pirates have reinforced their reserve side by roping in a former Buccaneers legend as their new head coach.

An Orlando Pirates legend has returned to the club to take up a coaching role according to reports.

According to reports former Buccaneers star Joseph Makhanya has been selected as the club’s reserve team coach for the upcoming season.

The Bucs’ DStv Diski Challenge side finished in third position last season and will be looking to better that under Makhanya this time around.

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Orlando Pirates’ hopes of returning to the South African football summit continue to be set back by a succession of injuries.

In the build-up to the game, it emerged that key attackers Thembinkosi Lorch and Deon Hotto were injury concerns, and neither made the match-day squad.

Then during the game, a knock to Vincent Pule forced him off in the 36th minute, leaving the Soweto side even shorter in terms of creative skillful players capable of putting in dangerous crosses, making defence-splitting passes or taking on and beating opponents.

They ended up having to rely on the likes of Tebogo Tlolane and Collins Makgaka, who have been fringe players for Pirates.

The Soweto side were already without other similar players such as Terrence Dzvukamanja and Evidence Makgopa, the latter yet to play since signing from Baroka FC.

Kabelo Dlamini was on the bench but had also been injured prior to the game.

Pule’s setback was the latest in a number of injury problems for the former Bidvest Wits star, who missed a large chunk of last season.

Also missing a big part of the last campaign with injury were Lorch and Zakhele Lepasa, and with Pirates’ key attackers constantly in and out the team, it’s always going to be hard to build rhythm in attack.

There have been some freak accidents too – like last season when Paseka Mako was involved in a horrific collision with his own goalkeeper Richard Ofori, which the diminutive left-back was fortunate to escape from without any major injury.

In another two incidents highlighting Bucs’ misfortune, last month against Marumo Gallants, Nkosinathi Sibisi and Tapelo Xoki clashed heads in going for a challenge, with Goodman Mosele and Bandile Shandu then repeating the same fate minutes later.

Read full story: https://thekasiboy.co.za/2022/09/05/orlando-pirates-suffers-injury-blow-once-again/

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