Orlando Pirates have confirmed that their head coach Roger de Sa has resigned with the immediate effect on Friday.
In his resignation latter, Roger de Sa asked that his gratitude to the Chairman of the Orlando Pirates Football Club, Dr Irvin Khoza, for giving him the opportunity of coaching a club of Orlando Pirates’ stature be placed on record.
“I will always be appreciative and I take with me the fond memories of my time at the club”, said Roger de Sa, who guided the Buccaneers to CAF Champions League final and lost to eight times African champions Al Ahly.
“I wish everyone at the club and including the technical team, players, and the management success in the future.
In accepting the resignation, Dr Khiza expressed his gratitude to Roger. Roger de Sa has achieved at Orlando Pirates more than he did anywhere before. He reached two league cup finals and the CAF Champions League final. The last time Orlando Pirates reached the final of this prestigious tournament was fifteen years ago.
“I know Roger would have loved to add the second golden star to Orlando Pirates logo. He now knows how to get there. All that left is for him to clinch it. A feat I have no doubt he will achieve in his coaching career,” said Khoza.
“Roger de Sa leaves Orlando Pirates with an enhanced CV. I wish him well in his future endeavours,” added Khoza
Eric Tinkler, who was assisting Roger de Sa, will take over as an interim coach. Orlando Pirates are 8th on the log with 20 points from 11 matches, and they next face title chasers Bidvest Wits at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, the 4th of February.