Thembinkosi Lorch: Pirates Star Makes Promise to Fans Ahead of Soweto Derby Against Kaizer Chiefs

Thembinkosi Lorch: Pirates Star Makes Promise to Fans Ahead of Soweto Derby Against Kaizer Chiefs

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 8, 2023 at 8:01 AM
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  • Thembinkosi Lorch produced another man-of-the-match performance in Pirates' win over Sekhukhune United
  • The South African international made a promise to the Bucs fans ahead of their game against Chiefs this weekend
  • The Pirates star has won three Man of the Match awards since returning from injury last month

Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has made a promise to the Buccaneers fans ahead of their Soweto derby clash with Kaizer Chief this weekend.

The 30-year-old was in action for the Bucs as they defeated Sekhukhune United 1-0 at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, November 7.

Thabiso Monyane's goal in the 79th minute sealed a deserving win for Pirates, with Lorch being named the man of the match.

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Thembinkosi Lorch makes promise to Orlando Pirates fans ahead of Kaizer Chiefs clash. Photo: @iDiskiTimes.
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In an interview with SuperSport after the game, the South African international shared his thoughts about the game, according to iDiskiTimes.

"It was very important to get maximum points, we have not been doing well," he said.

Furthermore, the Orlando Pirates star made bold promises to the Bucs fans as they face their archrivals, Kaizer Chiefs, in their next Premier Soccer League game.

"It’s another tough game, tough opponent, I think we’re off tomorrow, we need to recover, and we’ll see, we have to plan for that like all other games. [We can promise] a win, we’re going there to win, every game we play, we want three points, we going there to win," he added.

The Buccaneers will face the Amakhosi on Saturday afternoon at the FNB Stadium.

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Pirates players dominate MTN8 Team of Tournament

Sports Brief previously reported on Orlando Pirates dominating the MTN8 team of the tournament after the Buccaneers won the title at the expense of Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Bucs dominated the iDiskiTimes MTN8 team of the tournament, with five players making the list, while the Brazilians had three players featured.

Kaizer Chiefs were not left behind as they contributed two players to the team listing, while Stellenbosch FC were also represented with just one player.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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