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PSL veteran Michael Morton still a Pirates fan. Image: Joshua_Journo/X

‘I still call myself a Pirates fan’ – Morton after hurting Kaizer Chiefs

Michael Morton dedicated his goal against Kaizer Chiefs to Orlando Pirates fans. The midfielder denied Amakhosi a top 8 finish.

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PSL veteran Michael Morton still a Pirates fan. Image: Joshua_Journo/X

Cape Town Spurs midfielder Michael Morton revealed he is an Orlando Pirates fan days after he denied Kaizer Chiefs a top-eight spot.

Amakhosi played Spurs in Cape Town last Saturday needing just a win to finish in the top eight. Unfortunately for the Soweto Giants, they went down 2-0 to already relegated Urban Warriors. Former Orlando Pirates player Morton scored the second goal of the match which all but sealed Chiefs’ fate.

On social media, the veteran midfielder said he received many messages from fans wearing black and white.

“For some reason, I got a lot of messages from Orlando Pirates fans this weekend!

Pirates fans show Morton love after his goal against Chiefs

“This one’s for all the Sea Robbers out there.. #onceandalways,” Morton wrote on X — formely Twitter.

The 35-year-old played 35 matches for Cape Town Spurs this season, scoring once. The Randburg-born player’s career has spanned over 16 years having played for Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United to name a few.

This season, Morton’s only goal came against Pirates’ biggest rival Kaizer Chiefs. Although the defensive midfielder never officially played a league game for the Buccaneers, he was part of their 2008 preseason, playing in a number of matches for the current MTN8 holders.

“As they always say, ‘once and always…’ I spent the majority of my youth there. I joined Pirates as a 12-year-old and spent all of my academy days there until I was 19,” Morton told IOL.

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“They gave me my first taste of professional football, so Pirates will always have a special place in my heart. I still call myself a Pirates fan. I still follow their results and everything,” he said.

The former Pirates youth product Morton might have had the last laugh over Chiefs but reality will have to kick in. Spurs were relegated from the Premier Soccer League and Morton and his team will play their football in the second division.