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Opinion - Orlando Pirates will appoint Calvin Johnson because he won the CAF Champions League twice?

For a club the size of Orlando Pirates the last time they were involved in the CAF Champions League was during the 2019/20 campaign

That seems odd because a club like Orlando Pirates should be involved in a competition like that every season considering they are one of two South African teams alongside Mamelodi Sundowns that have actually won the competition

But the inconsistencies of the club are growing bigger and bigger by the moment as they cannot seem to even keep one coach now for more than a season considering the recent resignations of both Milutin Sredejovic & Josef Zinnbauer over the past three years

The Bucs have now gotten used to qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup which although it is a top competition make no mistake about it but it does not suit a huge and top club like Orlando Pirates no matter which way you look at it

And speaking of the inconsistencies of Orlando Pirates they are currently without a first team head coach since the resignation of Josef Zinnbauer about a month ago exactly under random circumstances to say the least

Since the club have had to rely on both Fadlu Davids & Mandla Ncikazi to steady the ship and so they have done so as Orlando Pirates at this present moment are not doing too badly but they could do better

In relation to appointing a first team head coach of course with this type of situation there will always be speculation and rumours linking every top coach out there with potentially taking over at Orlando Pirates

And the one name that stands out the most out of all of them at the moment is the former Al Ahly assistant coach Calvin Johnson who has had various coaching spells here in South Africa as well

During his time as assistant coach at Al Ahly to Pitso Mosimane Calvin Johnson enjoyed immense success with the former Mamelodi Sundowns boss as they won the CAF Champions League title two seasons in a row which is an elite achievement

And while Calvin Johnson was still a first team head coach here in South Africa he did not have a reputation as being a coach who wins trophies meaning his experience with Al Ahly has now probably turned him into a completely different coach

As a consequence most recently it was revealed that Orlando Pirates are now in talks with Calvin Johnson over the possibility of becoming the club's first team head coach

And considering they are no longer CAF Champions League regulars themselves & Calvin Johnson has valuable experience of winning the competition on two occasions it is no coincidence why Orlando Pirates are pursuing his signature

Source - Opinion Based

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