Manqoba Mngqithi joins Sundowns

2014-02-07 14:11

All eyes will be on Mamelodi Sundowns’ bench when they take on Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium tomorrow evening.

Sundowns have enlisted the services of Manqoba Mngqithi as one of the assistant coaches. The former Golden Arrows coach is expected to be on the bench tomorrow. Sundowns spokesperson Kabelo Mosito confirmed Mngqithi’s arrival at Chloorkop.

Mngqithi was a keen spectator at Loftus on Wednesday when Sundowns achieved a 2-0 victory over his former side. This led to speculation that he could be re-united with the struggling KwaZulu-Natal side.

Tomorrow’s clash between the two rivals promises to be a humdinger as both teams want to close the gap between themselves and log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Second-placed Sundowns are 11 points behind Chiefs and three points will take them closer to Amakhosi.

Pirates, who are still playing catch-up as a result of their extended run in the CAF Champions League last year, have improved to the sixth position.

The Buccaneers showed character when they came from behind to beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 on Wednesday as they started life without coach Roger De Sa, who resigned from his position last week.

Caretaker coach Eric Tinkler could not have asked for a better start than beating his former team. In another game, Moroka Swallows will be without assistant coach Dennis Lota who passed away this week.

Swallows host AmaZulu at Dobsonville Stadium at 3pm. Golden Arrows will host Polokwane City at King Zwelithini while Ajax will welcome Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium tonight at 8pm.

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