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Thembinkosi Lorch joins Sundowns. Image: @masandawana/X

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Despite the hype surrounding Lorch’s debut, the 30-year-old failed to live up to expectations, as Pirates and Sundowns played to a draw.

Pirates Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch joins Sundowns. Image: @masandawana/X

Thembinkosi Lorch’s debut for Mamelodi Sundowns against Orlando Pirates was a complete failure, as he failed to make any significant impact during the match.

The game ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw at the Loftus Versfeld on Saturday evening, with Lorch ghosting for much of the game before being eventually substituted.

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Despite the hype surrounding Lorch’s debut, the 30-year-old failed to live up to expectations, leaving many disappointed.

Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, was not impressed with the match, which saw nine yellow cards issued, and Pirates midfielder, Miguel Timm, sent off nine minutes after halftime.

Pirates fans mock Lorch

Lorch makes Downs debut

Mokwena did not mince his words when describing the game, stating that it was far from a good display of football.

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“I am extremely unhappy with the performance and the match, and I would prefer not to comment further,” he said in an interview with SABC TV.

@BonniMaj2 wrote: “Putting Lorch in that Themba Zwane role was just too ambitious,we speaking Zwane here you don’t just put anyone in his place.”

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