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Legendary ex Pirates coach linked with shock PSL return!

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Ruud Krol has applied for a vacant coaching position in the PSL!

The former treble winning Bucs coach, has been ‘offered’ for the AmaZulu head coach position after the club opted against retaining Ayanda Dlamini on as their head coach.

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Krol has been unemployed since 2020 after parting ways with Kuwait SC. The 74-year-old mentor has managed some of Africa’s top clubs in the past.

These include Zamalek, Esperance De Tunis and CS Sfaxien. As far as pedigree goes, AmaZulu will find it difficult to find someone close to Krol.

However, his age might put Usuthu top boss Sandile Zungu off considering the last coaching acquisition was a 32-year-old. (Romain Folz)

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Former Orlando Pirates coach linked with PSL return

“Ruud Krol has been offered to AmaZulu for the vacant coaching position.” – an insider told SoccerLaduma regarding the former Orlando Pirates coach.

“There is nothing concrete as yet other than to say that the experienced coach has been offered to club chairman (Sandile Zungu) and Ruud is keen to return to South Africa.

“The coach has been following the DStv Premiership games and he even watched the (Soweto) derby games and Nedbank Cup games.”

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AmaZulu president Sandile Zungu is in the market for a new head coach. Photo: PA

In other news, interest is pouring in for an Orlando Pirates attacker who’s set to leave the club.

The Ghanaian attacker joined the Buccaneers in 2021 from King Faisal FC. Despite scoring nine goals in his opening season at the club, Peprah was shipped out on loan to Maritzburg United.

Peprah struggled to impress at Maritzburg United who are on the brink of getting relegated to the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

There is some good news though for Peprah with Tanzanian giants Azam FC and Young Africans both interested in signing him!

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According to local publication Unplayable, both Azam and Young Africans are chasing the Ghanaian striker’s striker!

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Maritzburg United Football Club signed Kwame Peprah from Orlando Pirates on a loan deal. Photo: Maritzburg United

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