Orlando Pirates could play with two number 10s in Lorch and Ndlondlo. Image: @KickOffMagazine/ Twitter

Pirates: What Ndlondlo means for Lorch

Have Orlando Pirates found a new poster boy? Here is what Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo means for Thembinkosi Lorch.


Orlando Pirates could play with two number 10s in Lorch and Ndlondlo. Image: @KickOffMagazine/ Twitter

Firstly, what’s exactly keeping Orlando Pirates’ Lorch out? The last update was a strange short statement from coach Jose Riveiro saying “he’s not available.”

Anyways, Ndlondlo is here now. But he is not exactly bad news for Lorch.

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As The South African website reported hours before 22 September’s transfer deadline, the Sea Robbers announced the arrival of Nbabayithethwa Ndlondlo from Marumo Gallants.

Then nippy 27-year-old joined the Sea Robbers primarily as a number 10 to link with wide players and the strikers.

This was a job that was nearly exclusive to Lorch.

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  1. Ndlondlo has become the creative nucleus that Lorch previously was
  2. Lorch might have to directly compete with Ndlondlo for the number 10 role
  3. The duo could also form a tactical combination as two number 10s
  4. Ndlondlo’s arrival will inspire new confidence and motivation for Lorch
  5. Lorch will feel far less pressure on his shoulders, thus allowing the Bloemfontein-born star to express his highest qualities easier.
Lorch is expected to return to action before the FIFA World Cup break in November. Image: @FARPost / Twitter

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