It says the coach is “fed up with some of the internal decisions”, according to “reports emanating from an unconfirmed source”.
This was after Micho said the Buccaneers – fans’ affectionate name for Pirates – had been punished for “silly mistakes” after their penalty shootout defeat to Black Leopards in their Round of 32 Nedbank Cup fixture.
Trends Daily also says Pirates’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has been given “an express order to stir the affairs of the club as the acting coach”.
No reports of resignation
Although Micho’s “silly mistakes” quote has been published in credible news articles, there are no reports of him submitting his resignation to the club or its chairperson. The Orlando Pirates website still lists Micho as the head coach and Mokwena as the assistant coach.
On 4 February 2019 Trends Daily claimed Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Pule Ekstein had resigned after a fight with club manager Ernst Middendorp. This story is also untrue.
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