Former Orlando Pirates assistant coach Chris O’Loughlin

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O’Loughlin lands Congo job

Posted: 27 February 2009 Time: 14:27

Former Orlando Pirates assistant coach, Chris O’Loughlin, has finally realised his dream of being a head coach of a Premier League team after signing with top DR Congo side, AS Vita.

O’Loughlin, who was introduced to top flight football by the late former Buccaneers’ coach, Bibey Mutombo during his stint in South Africa, has signed a one-year contract with the DRC team.

Speaking to, O’Loughlin, who also coached at SuperSport United Youth academy, confirmed his new job in DRC Congo and said he was delighted by the opportunity afforded to him to coach at the highest level.

“Yes, it is true that I have left the country for Congo and I have just started coaching AS Vita.”

The former Bucs assistant coach faces the possibility of returning back to South Africa soon with his team to meet Mamelodi Sundowns if AS Vita beat Swaziland’s Malanti Chiefs in a CAF Confederations Cup game in a fortnight’s time.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:40 pm
Well Done, it is time the SA public knew about the young , up and coming coaches in SA, wish him all the best with the adventure...

Must say though, had the story on their website a full 3 hours before Kickoff did, are Kickoff staff slacking??
posted: 11:35 pm
Too Qualified, too white and too clever for Pirates/South Africa!
Bafoona/Bafoona = Pirates = khoza = shit!!!
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