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What Ncikazi & Davids Said About Coaching Pirates

After Josef Zinnbauer resigned as Orlando Pirates coach, here is what his two assistant coaches recently said about becoming head coach themselves.

Zinnbauer tendered his resignation on Monday, citing family reasons as his motivation, with Pirates yet to announce a replacement.

Now, everyone is wondering who will be in charge when the Buccaneers start their DStv Premiership campaign against Stellenbosch on Saturday.

All eyes are on Ncikazi and Davids, with both of them having previously stated they didn’t just join the club to be assistants forever.

Here is what Ncikazi told Thomas Mlambo on the Ultimate Sport Show when asked whether he dreams of becoming the club’s head coach just two weeks ago

“I’m ambitious enough, whatever the predestination, I’m here now but you never knew a week ago that you’d be sitting in that chair, predestination has taken you there. 

“But sometimes we must just work and work for our luck, have the vision that you want to grow. If God allows, if the situation and the results allow, if anything goes well, it (me becoming Pirates coach) will happen. 

“I never knew that I will be at Pirates at this stage, it’s predestination. I’m hoping that predestination can give me that opportunity of being head coach at Orlando Pirates.”

Meanwhile, Fadlu Davids spoke about the very same topic to iDiski Times in edition 22.

“I did not take this job because I was not ready to be a head coach, I was always ready to do the job as head coach,” he said.

“I set out my career path and what I want to achieve in my career. It’s all about timing, being a head coach/assistant coach makes no difference to me, it’s about the project that excites me. That is why I came to Pirates.”