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Orlando Pirates team vs Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Image: BackpagePix.

Africa’s greatest club target Orlando Pirates’ star

Orlando Pirates are expected to sign new players for next season. The DStv Premiership giants may also lose Relebohile Mofokeng.

Orlando Pirates team

Orlando Pirates team vs Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Image: BackpagePix.

DStv Premiership powerhouse Orlando Pirates are enjoying a fine season. Consequently, the Sea Robbers may lose a player or two such as Relebohile Mofokeng.


According to the Rangers Review, the 19-year-old attacker, who has scored four goals and made six assists for Orlando Pirates this season, Mofokeng has caught the attention of Al Ahly. Additionally, Glasgow Rangers and Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg are also interested.

“Al-Ahly and Red Bull Salzburg are among the other clubs who hold an interest,” Rangers Review reported.


Orlando Pirates‘ former superstar Teko Modise has reflected on his early career at Ria Stars. It was where he earned a very high salary, which he says positively humbled him.

Long before Modise entered the big time to enjoy millions and luxury clothes and cars, the Soweto-born Orlando Pirates legend paid his dues at Ria Stars. Asked by iDiski Times‘ leading reporter David Kappel in the latest digital edition about the salaries in his career, Modise said he would only chat about his very first cheque.

The Orlando Pirates legend revealed that it was a payment of R2 000, which resulted in R9 00 after tax.

“The only salary that I’ll actually speak about is the first salary that I was earning as a professional footballer, when I was playing for Ria Stars, I was earning R2,000 – and after tax, it was like R900 and something.

“So those are salaries that humble you, especially when you’re from home, you can’t send anything home. So it humbles you, it forces you to work a little bit harder. And you’re surrounded by players who are driving nice cars, and wearing nice clothes.

“But also you know that your time is coming, you also want to be in the space. I think that humbled me and I think that was the smallest I’ve ever got in my life in my entire life. But of course, as you progress, you’re getting better and better, the salary gets better and all that type of stuff,” the former Orlando Pirates maestro concluded.


Staying with Modise, the former Bafana Bafana attacker recently suggested how Orlando Pirates can end Mamelodi Sundowns’ unstoppable dynasty of seven DStv Premiership titles in a row.

“It’s a difficult one because everyone wants Mamelodi Sundowns to be challenged by Orlando Pirates,” said the 41-year-old Modise via FARPost.

“But looking at the gap now, Orlando Pirates should be playing for [CAF] Champions League position, not the league per se. But what troubles Pirates is the consistency because they play so well in cup competitions. I think they have the know-how as to how to win cup competitions.

“However, the consistency in the league becomes a problem. You look at the record they have this season on away games, it’s not convincing, it’s not a team you should be winning a league with that type of record.

“So, next season, if they can try and balance that, be as dominant as they are at home and away. I think that would chance for them to win the league,” concluded the former Orlando Pirates jersey number 11.