Gracias, Sergio!

As preparations for the 2024/25 season get underway, Orlando Pirates today announce that Assistant Coach Sergio Almenara will be leaving the Club by mutual consent.

Mr. Almenara had initially submitted his request to leave the Club earlier this year, however, to ensure the team’s progress and focus during the latter stages of the league and cup competitions, management chose to address this request at the conclusion of the season.

“This is a decision I took with a heavy heart,” said Almenara. “I have really enjoyed my stay here, but unfortunately, due to personal matters that the club is aware of, I can no longer continue with my job. I have a young family back in Finland. They have been unable to integrate into the country. I would have wished to stay longer, but unfortunately, it’s not possible.

“I would like to thank management, the technical team, players, and most importantly the fans for my stay. I will always remain a Buccaneer.”

We thank Sergio for his contribution to the Club. The two years together have been amazing!

The Club – with consultation of the head coach – will look to use this offseason break to find a suitable replacement/s as well as bolster the backroom staff in the technical, analysis, medical and conditioning departments.

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