Soweto Giants Orlando Pirates have announced the appointment of former Yanga SC Conditioning Coach Helmi Gueldich. Gueldich brings with him a wealth of experience having recently worked as the Strength and Conditioning coach for Tanzanian League Champions, Yanga SC.

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“Notably, Gueldich is not only a seasoned professional. But also a former player, holding a Ph.D. in Exercise Science,” the PSL club announced on Thursday.

Orlando Pirates appoint former Yanga coach Helmi Gueldich
Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro

“His wealth of knowledge and background will be a valuable asset to the team. This appointment couldn’t come at a more crucial time, as the Buccaneers are gearing up to compete in five challenging competitions this season.”


“The demanding schedule makes it imperative that the players remain consistently available for selection. Helmi Gueldich will be collaborating closely with Michel Bellver. Forming a dynamic partnership that is poised to elevate Jose Riveiro’s technical team to new heights.”