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Mbele back on board Bucs ship

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Jul 08, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

IN A dramatic turn of events, soccer administrator and ex-Platinum Stars chairman Floyd "Jomo" Mbele has renewed ties with Orlando Pirates.

Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza and Mbele met on Thursday. It was decided that Mbele will be in charge of Pirates' administration - the job he excelled in before leaving the club in 2011.

Mbele returns after Senzo Mazingiza quit last week to join Dikwena as general manager of football after being offered a five-year contract.

Ironically, when Mbele left Pirates he went to work for Dikwena.

"We are delighted to confirm that Floyd is coming back home. He starts work on August 1," Khoza said.

"Floyd is going to do the same job he did when he left the club. The man is a hard worker. With him in charge, I have no reason to worry because he does everything. He also has a great relationship with colleagues and players.

"Floyd does not just restrict himself to the position of administration. He believes in teamwork and has a passion for his job."

Mbele confirmed his return to The Buccaneers.

"I had a lengthy discussion with Dr Khoza about my return. They are one of the giants of African football. I have fond memories of working for this club. We won the treble during the 2010/11 season. We will work together for the success of Pirates. We must win trophies again."

Pirates will parade their new signings when they meet Lesotho giants Matlama in the King's Cup in Maseru on July 14.

Their new recruits include striker Lennox Bacela and midfielders Jackie Motshegwa and Joseph Molangoane.

On their preparations for the African Champions League group stages' opening match against AC Leopards from Congo Brazzaville at Orlando Stadium on July 20, Bucs assistant coach Tebogo Moloi said: "We are in possession of their recent DVDs and I must say they are a good team. Our preparations are going on very well, though."


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I can see us winning a trebble this season starting with the less important warm up match( Carling). Good move by the Duke, now get rid of that RDS.

Jul 08, 2013 7:31 | 0 replies

Welcome back Floyd. I concur with my fellow Bucs that you should sort out RDS fast nogal.

Jul 08, 2013 1:42 | 0 replies

@ Floyd, You should have agreed under condition that Rodger must leave before you can come back to Bucs because you will look like a failure yourself(when working wth failures)

Jul 08, 2013 12:23 | 0 replies


Morwarre, kana we won our trebble under the admin of this guy...hands on administrator if you ask me. believe me he plays a major role.

Jul 08, 2013 12:21 | 0 replies

Now Rodger must go please!!!

Jul 08, 2013 12:18 | 0 replies

Ok, now please convince Dr Khoza to get rid of RDS tu.....

Jul 08, 2013 11:41 | 0 replies

Its a circus or spaza shop FC club

Jul 08, 2013 10:46 | 0 replies


yes indeed he is the guy but this guy installs discipline hence the sale of those guys, look at last season when players lost all the domestic games but won all international wont see that happening when floyed is around bra

Jul 08, 2013 10:44 | 0 replies

Give Desa a chance awu madoda

Jul 08, 2013 10:33 | 0 replies

Is he (Mbele) the same guy who sold Leremi, Mokoena to Sundowns in exchange for R3000 per month for each player

Jul 08, 2013 10:25 | 0 replies

thanks duke for writting to khumbulekhaya to reunite you with your son,now son the house is falling appart with RDS in charge so please get krol back on the ship and get rid of a lecture from WITS

Jul 08, 2013 10:19 | 0 replies