Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza is set to crack the whip when the team returns from the festive season holidays next week, with players expected to be shown the door due to ill-discipline.
The Soweto side entered the mid-season break with their tails between their legs following a 2-1 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium last month.
The Bucs, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, have been far from their best so far this season, with Muhsin Ertugral leaving his post as head coach in November after a inconsistent run of results.
Augusto Palacious has since taken over in the interim, with a new coach expected to be announced soon, yet it seems the changes won’t stop with the technical committee, but the squad as well.
According to sources close to Bucs, club Khoza is not happy with some of the players’ conduct and behaviour off the field and is expected to act on his disdain in the January transfer window,
"The club has studied the report submitted by the technical team," the source revealed. "It doesn't look good.
"There is a lot of ill-discipline in the team. The situation has gone out of control.”