Bucs still searching for a coach


Orlando Pirates are still searching for a goalkeeper coach to replace Jyri Nieminen.

The 33-year-old coach left Pirates before Christmas last year and is reported to have already signed for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

This will be the third time the Buccaneers sign a new goalkeeper coach in two years time following last year's departure of Andrew Sparkes, who returned to England after short stay with the Sea Robbers.

According to a source close to Pirates, Wayne Sandilands is currently in charge of the goalkeeper training at the club.

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"The club is still searching for a goalkeeper coach," the source tells KickOff.com.

"At the moment Wayne Sandilands is handling the issue of goalkeeper training at Pirates. Nieminen has signed for New York Red Bulls in America."

Nieminen is set to link up with ex-South Africa international Bradley Carnell at New York Red Bulls as he is currently serving as the club's assistant manager.

Bucs recently parted ways with performance analyst Michael Loftman and head of development Augusto Palacios

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