- Orlando Pirates has announced its player of the month nominees for September after a strong start to the season
- Deon Hotto, Innocent Maela, Bandile Shandu, Kabelo Dlamini, Tapelo Xoki and reserves team striker Relebohile Ratomo all made the shortlist
- The Buccaneers are second on the DStv Premiership table, while also being part of the MTN8's last four
Orlando Pirates has named the players who impressed in the club's colours during August and September.
The Buccaneers had a good start to the DStv Premiership and MTN8, while the juniors also started well in the DStv Diski Challenge. This was reflected in who made the shortlist.
The Citizen reported that Deon Hotto, Innocent Maela, Bandile Shandu, Kabelo Dlamini, Tapelo Xoki and reserves team striker Relebohile Ratomo.
Pirates sits in second place on the log table with 14 points, five behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and have a game in hand. The two teams will collide in a much-anticipated Wafa Wafa semifinal tie over two legs, with the first one this coming Saturday, 01 October.
Ratomo has caught the eye in the Pirates' reserve team. He scored a brace in a 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs on the opening weekend of the Diski Challenge campaign.
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He has proven himself to be a capable replacement to the highly-rated Boitumelo Radiopane, who the club inexplicably sent on loan to Cape Town Spurs.
Kaizer Chiefs rattles towards 300 000 Carling Black Label Cup votes as Orlando Pirates approaches 200K
Kaizer Chiefs currently leads the voting with 270 006 votes, followed by Orlando Pirates on 192 914 and Mamelodi Sundowns with 94 016.
The fourth spot is closely contested, and is now held by Swallows, who have received 47 412 votes so far. The final four will get R2 million each, with the winner receiving an extra R2 million. Of this amount, R500 000 will go to a fan, with another R500 000 donated to a charity of their choice.
Voting can be done by getting hold of a promotional Carling Black Label beer, dialling *120*660# and following the prompts. It is only open to those over the age of 18.