Ex-Pirates coach sacked after 15 games

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Former Orlando Pirates coach Maahier Davids has been sacked by Ethiopian giants Saint George SC after 15 games in charge.

The 34-year-old coach was lured away from GladAfrica Championship side Cape Umoya United during the Ethiopian Premier League off-season by then-coach Ernst Middendorp.

Having previously worked with the German at Free State Stars and Maritzburg United before his stint at Pirates, Davids took the brave decision to relocate to Addis Ababa.

However, Middendorp resigned before managing a single game citing the civil war raging in the Horn of Africa before returning to the Team of Choice.

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Davids subsequently remained behind and assumed the role as head coach but after seven wins, five draws and three defeats, the club have opted to relieve him of his duties and place Zerihun Shengeta in charge as caretaker.

The 29-time league champions are currently in third place and 12 points off league leaders Fasil Ketema after 15 rounds of fixtures.

This website understands former Township Rollers boss Frank Nuttall has been identified as Davids' successor and is set to be unveiled imminently.

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