Orlando Pirates Lorch

Orlando Pirates superstar Thembinkosi Lorch is still out with a mysterious injury. Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter

‘It is not easy’ says FATIGUED Orlando Pirates star

Orlando Pirates FC are struggling from fatigue due to their hectic schedule according to star attacker Thembinkosi Lorch

Orlando Pirates Lorch

Orlando Pirates superstar Thembinkosi Lorch is still out with a mysterious injury. Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter

Orlando Pirates returned to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to face Richards Bay FC in a crunch Carling Knockout Cup quarterfinal clash.

Despite both sides creating a number of chances at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, neither side managed to break the deadlock during regular time.

The match then proceeded to extra-time before penalties were to decide the winner. Unfortunately for Jose Riveiro’s side, the lottery of the penalty shootout was against them with Richards Bay picking up a 5-4 victory.

Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has opened up on his side’s loss, after being named as the Man Of The Match.

According to Lorch, the Buccaneers’ hectic schedule is taking its toll on the players.

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Orlando Pirates star opens up on hectic schedule

“It’s not easy, you can see we play Wednesday and weekend. So, it’s not easy. We just need to recover well so that we can focus on another game.” the Orlando Pirates star said as quoted by FarPost.

“When it comes to the game, I think we started very well. We created a lot of chances you know. Like the coach told us before, the last game that we played against Cape Town Spurs we didn’t start well. Today, we had to start well. It’s just that we didn’t convert our chances.”

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The league is the most important trophy – Jose

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“The league is the most important competition, it goes without saying,” Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro said as quoted by TimesLive.

“Thirty games, 15 away and home against everyone in every circumstance, hot and raining. So, it’s the most important competition and we really want to find our rhythm there.

“Now we have played our fourth competition in two months and a half. We are trying to keep the level in all competitions we play. It is difficult mentally to face these kinds of competitions in a very short space of time.”

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