Soweto giants Orlando Pirates have in recent months witnessed an exodus of their technical coaches, and this afternoon another highly-rated coach has confirmed that he has parted way with the club with effect immediately.
Strength and Conditioning coach, FrankPlaine, has left the club only few hours after the team’s exertions in the CAF Confederation Cup against Algerian club Setif. The Buccaneers played to a goalless stalemate (draw) in a reschuled encounter which was held in Ghana last night.
Plaine, followed that with a confirmation that that his three-year stay at Up the Bucs has come to an end, he had arrived at the Mayfair club in May 2018.
In his twitter message, Plaine, thanked the club for proffering him with the opportunity to work at one of the biggest clubs in the continent, indicating that there perhaps another better opportunity for him elsewhere.
“My time at Orlando Pirates has come to an end. One door shut, another one opens! I want thank Orlando Pirates for the opportunity to work with one of the biggest clubs in Africa, thank all collaborators and management of OPFC, thank all players and fans. I felt part of the family,” Plaine wrote on his official twitter account.
During his time at the club, he won the 2020 MTN8 Cup, and it proved to be the only sizeable honour Pirates won during that time. His departure will surely be a massive blow to the club, after it has lost former analysis coach Michael Loftman, who also left the club in November last year upon receiving a better opportunity overseas.