After reading that the architect of the Dutch total football Ruud Krol won the Tunisian league with CS Sfaxien after 8 straight years of drought in his first season in charged, now I have realised that Orlando Pirates lost a great coach with championship winning mentality.
It is depressing even now that the Krol was fired for failing to submit a mere technical report after conquering the Premier Soccer League (PSL) whilst the current coach Roger de Sa (RDS) has been retained for winning 2 games out of the 12 games in the 2nd round. Eish!
The management should swallow its pride by acknowledging the worst committed blunder which has now resulted in a barren season with an inexperience and arrogant coach in charge. The positive management impact of Floyd Mbele has been missed.
Poor management decision making is now haunting the team but they don't want to learn from the past mistakes. The team failed to retain the service of Tokelo Rantie with speed, good composure and good eye for goals but management managed to sign two immobile, pace-less and rigid strikers at the price of Rantie and now Tlou Segolela might leave the team but management will manage two buy 3 ineffective wingers at the price of Segolela - talking about imprudent decision making.
Pirates has been known as the well organised team with effective management style but now things are slowly but surely falling apart with many irrational decisions taken which are not adding any value to the team success.
It is a point of concern that a team lost its championship reputation after dominating the league for 2 straight years but now the team is travelling the drought route with the CAF Champions League as the last hope to redeem the pride.
What happen to the famous catchphrase:"What Khoza wants, he gets it"?
By Owen Mundalamo