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Former Pirates Coach Completes UEFA Pro License

Former Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids, who now works as Raja Athletic Club assistant coach, has secured his UEFA Pro License.

The assistant of Josef Zinnbauer could potentially add a Botola Pro title to his recent personal success with the club two points behind league leaders ASFAR with two games to go.

He again linked up with Zinnbauer at the Moroccan giants, who also roped him into his technical team during their brief stint with Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow.

Raja remains unbeaten in the league and Throne Cup this season and Zinnbauer, Davids and fellow South African coach Darian Wilken have earned major plaudits in the North African state for their incredible turnaround of the club who failed to qualify for CAF inter-club competitions last season.

The 43-year-old Davids who secured the highest coaching qualification in Europe via The Irish Football Association represents one of the most promising South African tacticians with head coaching experience at Maritzburg United and Pirates since his retirement from football in 2012.

He also worked as an assistant under Ernst Middendorp at the Team of Choice and Bloemfontein Celtic and briefly with Mandla Ncikazi at Chippa United.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.