EFF Leader Julius Malema: "The Only Winner This Weekend Was Orlando Pirates"

EFF Leader Julius Malema: "The Only Winner This Weekend Was Orlando Pirates"

  • The Economic Freedom Fighters' fiery commander-in-chief Julius Malema reminded everyone where his football loyalties lay
  • Malema is one of Orlando Pirates' most famous supporters and is seen regularly at their matches
  • A video showed him speaking at an EFF event, in which he referenced the club's MTN8 final victory against AmaZulu last Saturday

One of Orlando Pirates' most famous supporters acknowledged the club's MTN8 final victory on the weekend.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema made it a point to reference the Buccaneers' 1-0 win over AmaZulu, during the party's conference in the Eastern Cape.

Malema is a regular at Pirates matches, particularly at Soweto derbies when the team takes on Kaizer Chiefs.

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EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema is one of Orlando Pirates' most famous supporters. Image source: @EFFSouthAfrica and @iDiskiTimes.
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A viral video on Twitter saw Malema saying:

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"This weekend there is only one winner: it's Orlando Pirates. No one has won anything, here. No one."

Contextually, Malema was criticising delegates at the Provincial People's Assembly (PPA) held in East London, for failing to elect a female representative in the organisation's provincial 'Top Five', as was reported on Eyewitness News.

He saw this as something of a setback for the EFF.

In July, the EFF released a press statement imploring SAFA, the government and sponsors to throw their weight behind Banyana Banyana, who were chasing their first-ever Women's Africa Cup of Nations tournament out in Morocco, as per The Citizen.

The party demanded that the team receive the same pay as their underperforming male counterparts of Bafana Bafana.

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Orlando Pirates is currently on cloud nine. The club captured its 11th MTN8 title after defeating AmaZulu 1-0 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, as reported by Sports Brief.

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Monnapule Saleng's cracking free-kick in the 25th minute from a tight angle proved to be the difference between the two teams.

The Buccaneers will now get to keep the trophy because of the number of times they have won the competition before (11), with a new design for the trophy coming next season.

MTN has been the title sponsor of the tournament since 2008.

Source: Sports Brief News