News reaching the Siya crew is that Benson Mhlongo is being earmarked for a role with Orlando Pirates’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team.
Mhlongo last played for Polokwane City and has been in the football wilderness since leaving the Limpopo outfit last year. The former Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits player is being linked with a coaching role at Bucs, with sources indicating that he could be considered for a job in the MDC should it be available.
“Benson Mhlongo is likely to be the new coach for the Orlando Pirates’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team. It’s something that’s being considered and it could happen,” a source told the Siya crew.
Bucs’ MDC side has been under the tutelage of former Sundowns assistant coach Zipho Dlangalala this season. However, Dlangalala is being linked with a role in Bucs’ first team, as the club could make confirm adjustments to the technical team.
The Buccaneers accepted Muhsin Ertugral’s resignation from his head coaching position at the club. As a result of Ertugral’s departure, Dlangalala has been linked with a role in the first team to work with newly appointed interim coach Augusto Palacios, with Mhlongo expected to take over in the MDC.
However, Mhlongo told the Siya crew he has no knowledge about being linked with Pirates.
“No, I haven’t got anything like that. I’m not working,” said Mhlongo.
Mhlongo will be turning 36 next week. He is expected to turn to coaching, following a successful football career as a player and a top professional.