WINDHOEK – The fortunes of MTC Premiership giants FNB Orlando Pirates Football Club may be poised for a turn-around with the arrival of highly-rated coach Christy Guruseb.
Guruseb rejoins the club where he first learned the ropes as a rookie coach under the stewardship of experienced mentor Gilbert Rwasoka, a couple of seasons ago.
After weeks of speculation and protracted negotiations between Guruseb and his former employers – the two parties finally reached an agreement with Guruseb finally putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.
Guruseb has an impressive CV following successful stints with fellow MTC Premiership League campaigners Ramblers and Civics in the last two seasons – claiming back-to-back runner-up spots respectively.
He also swept his more celebrated opponents aside to claim the prestigious Coach of the Season Award during his maiden season as head coach in the 2010/2011 season.
The youthful mentor has been given the mandate to stabilize the team during the forthcoming 2012/2013 campaign with a top-four finish a prerequisite, while he has also been tasked to bring to a halt Black Africa’ s dominance in domestic football.
The Buccaneers are determined to win the coveted, but somewhat elusive MTC Premiership title in the 2013/2014 term. When approached by New Era Sports to outline his immediate plans as he anchors the sinking Buccaneers ship out of harm’s way Guruseb, proved to be outspoken.
He acknowledged that he would definitely ring the changes to beef up a squad in disarray after the Ghosts finished in a disappointing 9th place on the MTC Premiership League log standings in the last term just seven points off the relegation zone and a massive 31 points adrift of traditional rivals and reigning champions Black Africa.
“Obviously, there will be wholesale changes to the playing personnel, because I need to bring in players who are hungry for success and I have my targets whose identity I will not reveal at this point in time,” quipped the confident Guruseb.