Monnapule Saleng fires Orlando Pirates past Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @Unplayable / Twitter.

Pirates fans throw nicknames for Saleng

A brand new superstar has been born in the Orlando Pirates family. He goes by the name Monnapule Saleng and he scores goals.


Monnapule Saleng fires Orlando Pirates past Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @Unplayable / Twitter.

A big player for a big club. What a time for Orlando Pirates’ Monnapule Saleng.

The 24-year-old winger may also have a new nickname to confirm his place in the hearts of Bucs fans.

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The new Orlando Pirates winger Monnapule Saleng is always looking eager and excited rather than nervous. Image: Pirates website.


As The South African website reported on Saturday evening, the Sea Robbers have sailed into the MTN8 final courtesy of a 3-0 victory over the champions Sundowns.

Kermit Erasmus broke the deadlock with a header in the eight-minute, before Saleng finished the job with a brace in the 83rd minute and stoppage time.

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Following the game, Pirates fans hopped over to Twitter to throw a few possible nicknames for the Bloemhof-born winger.

“His new nickname is ‘Make them fall,’ said one fan in reference to Saleng’s sharp turns to have caused the likes of Andile Jali and Rushine De Reuck to slip and fall.

@ckats9lives simply Monnapule “Adiwele” Saleng.

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“We’d like to give Saleng a nickname: Moferefere!,” said @MDNSPORTSTV.

Below is an added variety of the Tweets we enjoyed:

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