De Sa resigns as Bucs coach

2014-02-01 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Orlando Pirates announced yesterday that coach Roger De Sa has resigned from the club with immediate effect.

In his resignation letter, De Sa asked that his gratitude to the chairperson Irvin Khoza, for affording 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 fond memories of my time at the club”, said Roger De Sa.

“I wish everybody at the club including the technical team, players and management success in the future,” De Sa added.

In accepting the resignation, Khoza expressed his gratitude to De Sa.

De Sa has achieved at Orlando Pirates more than he did anywhere before. He reached three finals, including the African Champions League final. The last time Orlando Pirates reached the final of the prestigious tournament was 15 years ago.

“I know Roger would have loved to add the second golden star to the Orlando Pirates logo. He now knows how to get there. All that is left is for him to clinch it. A feat I have no doubt he will achieve in his career as a coach,” said Khoza.

“Roger leaves Orlando Pirates with an enhanced CV. I wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Eric Tinkler will take over as caretaker coach.

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