De Sa will choose technical team

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With his appointment forced by the health condition of his predecessor Augusto Palacios and coming with the season already in motion De Sa takes over the volatile seat with the added muscle to make changes on the bench.

"If ever there are extra requirements that he needs in the technical team like an assistant coach or whatever we will accommodate him because we want him to work with people that he is comfortable with," says Khoza.

De Sa arrives at Pirates with his former team-mate at the then Wits University Tebogo Moloi serving as first assistant with Siphiwe Ngwenya as the other assistant after being seconded by Palacios.

The Brazilian duo of goalkeeper coach Alexandre Bezzerra Revoredo and respected fitness trainer Japhet Borges – both of whom De Sa will be at home conversing with in Portuguese – make up the rest of the technical team.

"We haven’t really decided on anything yet because it is important that we first get to see what we have first. We will not rush into things and like the chairman has said if there is need to then we will look into it," says De Sa when asked about the technical team.

Coaches the world over have been known to work with support staff that they are comfortable working with to avoid back stabbing and clash of personalities and coaching styles.

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