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Fadlu Davids joins Orlando Pirates technical team

07:39 GMT 15/01/2019
Fadlu Davids, Maritzburg United
Davids parted ways with Maritzburg United in December 2018 following a series of poor results which saw the team finish the year in 16th position

Orlando Pirates have announced the arrival of Fadlu Davids who will join Micho Sredojevic's technical team. 

Davids will serve as Sredojevic's second assistant; the position which was left by Benson Mhlongo last season. 

He will work hand-in-hand with Sredojevic and Rulani Mokwena, who have both been the brains behind the club's resurgence in the past year-and-a-half. 

Speaking to the Pirates website, Dr Irvin Khoza said it was exciting to have two emerging talents in Davids and Mokwena complementing each other under the guidance of Sredojevic. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr Davids to Orlando Pirates,” said Khoza.

“What was gratifying when I introduced the coach to the Technical Team there was an instant cordiality and rapport between them," he added.

“It is also quite exciting to have two emerging talents in Rhulani and Fadlu complementing each other,” concluded the Pirates boss. 

Davids is no stranger to local football having coached in the PSL since his retirement from professional football in 2012. 

He was given a chance to coach Maritzburg United two seasons ago after working as Ernst Middendorp's understudy for many years. 

The 37-year-old mentor did an exceptional job in his debut season as head coach, guiding the Team of Choice to a fourth-place finish in the PSL.

He also steered Maritzburg United to their first ever Cup final in May 2018. 

Unfortuately, they were beaten to the Nedbank Cup trophy by Free State Stars

Things began to take a nosedive soon afterwards as Maritzburg United sold a few of their key players, including Lebohang Maboe to Mamelodi Sundowns

Maritzburg struggled to get off the bottom half of the table in the first round of the current campaign, and December, Davids was relieved of his duties as head coach before being replaced by Muhsin Ertugral. 

According to Pirates, Davids will report for duty today (January 15) at the Rand Stadium.