Shake-up looms at Pirates

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Orlando Pirates' management will do an appraisal of their playing and coaching personnel next week to take a decision on who is staying or leaving.

This was after the club's concerned chairman, Irvin Khoza, read the riot act to the players and officials at an open meeting two weeks ago.

Pirates are left with two games, against Free State Stars away at Goble Park on Wednesday and AmaZulu in Johannesburg on Sunday.

"The purpose of the meeting was to remind everybody about their responsibilities, also to remind them that we will evaluate them after our last match," said Khoza.

"I wanted to be sure that everybody is reminded and understand their responsibilities. I was also reminding them that they said they wanted to run the club, I gave them the reins.

"There was no interference," said Khoza, adding that they were disappointed with the defeat by Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Looking back on this season, Khoza said: "Yes, we are disappointed with the performance but we are not panicking.

"You have to remember that at some stage everybody was talking about winning the league.

"We do things in a sober way here, we do not point fingers."

Regarding the future of coach Owen Da Gama, Khoza said: "We never said there is anybody going, we want to finish the season first before starting to do an evaluation."

Khoza is expected to start looking for some quality players who are also hungry for success, but only after their last game against Usuthu.