Rhulani forced Sangweni out of Pirates due to a fall out


Thamsanqa Sangweni of Orlando Pirates has been forced out of the team after a fall out. He struggled for game time while he was still in the good books of the Soweto giants while seeing other midfielders getting selected ahead of him.

Phakaaathi previously reported that the midfielder threatened to assault the former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach before he was released by the club.

“I had a disagreement with the assistant coach [Mokwena],” Sangweni told The Sowetan.

He was quoted as saying that he felt confused and did not know why they did not get along, “but I feel it was not about football at all”.

He said the fallout was likely what eventually triggered his departure from Pirates.

“We tried to sort out our differences [at that time]. I [even] went to speak to the chairman [Irvin Khoza] about this problem. He understood and told me to persevere and work harder,” he reportedly said, but added that the parting of ways was probably for the best.

The midfielder said he held no grudge against Mokwena, though he was disappointed.

“When Pirates were here in Port Elizabeth [for their match against Chippa on September 8] I saw him at the airport and we had a chit-chat. We are even now.”

He said he would be strong and move on and focus on his new home at Chippa.


Article sourced from https://citizen.co.za/phakaaathi/south-africa-soccer-phakaaathi-phakaaathi/2008745/fallout-with-rhulani-forced-sangweni-out-of-pirates-report/

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