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Thembinkosi Lorch. Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

How much money Pirates star made in two weeks

Professional football is not too bad at all. This Orlando Pirates star has cashed R200 000 after two Carling Knockout matches.

Orlando Pirates news Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch. Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch is going to miss the Carling Knockout after earning two Man of the Match awards.

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Following Saturday’s 0-0 draw in regulation time at the Moses Mabhida, the team known as the Natal Rich Boyz beat the Sea Robbers 5-4 on penalty shootouts to advance to the Carling Knockout semi-final, but fans nevertheless voted for Lorch to be the Man of the Match.

“When it comes to the game, I think we started very well. We created a lot of chances you know,” Lorch told SuperSport TV after receiving his cheque. 

“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. 

“We always create chances, and I don’t blame anyone for not scoring. The keeper saved the balls. But we are very disappointed we didn’t go through,” the Pirates attacker concluded.

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The award followed 16 days after Lorch had earned the same Man of the Match votes against Cape Town Spurs on 20 October in Soweto, a game Pirates won 2-0.

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In the meantime, Lorch and his Pirates teammates are training for the next league game this week.

The Sea Robbers will be at home to Sekhukhune United on Tuesday at the Orlando Stadium, kick off is set for 19:30.

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