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21 Jun 2018
2:04 pm

Former AmaZulu analyst joins Pirates

Orlando Pirates have further strengthened their technical team as they look to have an all-conquering team next season. Phakaaathi can reveal that Darian Wilken has joined the Buccaneers as an analyst for next season on recommendation of assistant coach Rhulani Mokoena.

Orlando Pirates head coach, Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic and assistant coach, Rhulani Mokwena celebrate (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The 23-year-old Wilken has also confirmed the move on Twitter in a post where he thanked Usuthu for having given him a chance.

“I am humbled and excited for my new role and the season ahead,” he wrote. “I leave AmaZulu a different person having arrived at the team a young boy out of his comfort zone. I was given a chance to learn and grow.

“From being a coach in the juniors to being part of the senior team. I will always appreciate the love and support I received at the club.

“In saying that, I am happy that I have joined Orlando Pirates. This is a truly exciting time for the club as a whole and I am humbled to be a part of it,” said Wilken. Pirates recently added goalkeeper coach Andrew Sparkes to their technical team.

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