I want to take this opportunity to commend Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa for a sterling job he has done with this team. The reception was not quite good but I’m sure he understood the knowledge of accepting an offer to lead a team of Pirates Calibre.
Ask Rafael Benitez with Chelsea. Roger inherited a team that had just won back to back treble and it was always going be difficult to maintain that momentum while introducing a new philosophy all together. We fans and not experts of this game all we want is results irrespective of the dynamics within the club.
Roger had to do something very special for us to forget that he loaned out all the trophies at Pirates and I believe reaching the final of the CAF Champions League is something very special and I have forgiven him and myself for any doubts I had.
Roger my coach you not only winning but you playing probably the best football style I haven’t seen at Pirates for a while. I just hope you have the ability to keep your players grounded as complacency is a recipe for disaster.
Take constructive criticism from us and ignore the emotional ones. Honestly you have outdone yourself and surprised many. You should thank Dr Irvin Khoza for having faith in you because your CV looks good already.
Be man manager to all the characters you leading and be a coach to all the players you leading. Well done Roger de Sa, so far so good and this team can only get better.
You are a chosen one indeed.
By Abongile Lwazi Diko
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