Orlando Pirates Mabasa

Orlando Pirates star Tshegofatso Mabasa in the Nedbank Cup against Crystal Lake at the Mbombela Stadium. Image: Backpagepix.

Orlando Pirates star reaches 11 goals

Orlando Pirates striker Tshegofatso Mabasa is doing his job well. The 27-year-old is back on the DStv Premiership top scorer’s chart.

Orlando Pirates Mabasa

Orlando Pirates star Tshegofatso Mabasa in the Nedbank Cup against Crystal Lake at the Mbombela Stadium. Image: Backpagepix.

Orlando Pirates supporters are loving Tshegofatso Mabasa. The 27-year-old striker scored a winning goal against AmaZulu in a 1-0 win on Saturday night.


Mamelodi Sundowns’ Brazilian forward Lucas Costa Ribeiro took the lead last week after his goal against Moroka Swallows. With Sundowns engaged in the CAF Champions league this weekend, Mabasa took his chance. The Orlando Pirates striker hit the winner to take his team to second place, while also marking 11 goals to equal Ribeiro at the summit.

  1. Tshegofatso Mabasa, Orlando Pirates – 101goals
  2. Lucas Ribeiro, Mamelodi Sundowns – 11 goals
  3. Khanyisa Mayo, Cape Town City, – 9 goals
  4. Bradley Grobler, SuperSport Untied – 8 goals
  5. Iqraam Rayners, Stellenbosch FC – 8 goals
  6. Samir Nurkovic, TS Galaxy – 7 goals
  7. Devin Titus, Stellenbosch FC – 6 goals
  8. Ashley Cupido, Cape Town Spurs – 6 goals
  9. Augustine Kwem, AmaZulu – 6 goals
  10. Lungelo Nguse, Golden Arrows – 6 goals.


Moving to another topic, Orlando Pirates icon Jomo Sono gave the club the go-ahead to release the retired number 10 shirt. We’ve found the deserving players.

In case you did not spot it, popular X account Football SA quoted Jomo Sono giving his blessing to Orlando Pirates to release the number 10 jersey. “Jomo Sono on the Orlando Pirates jersey no.10,” Sono said. “I really don’t have a problem with anyone wearing it at Pirates. To be honest with you, they (Pirates) can give it to anybody they want. The jersey doesn’t play football, it is the player who plays. Back then, it was not the No 10 jersey on Jomo that played, but it was Jomo playing for Pirates wearing jersey No 10,” the great icon added.

Scrolling through the comments, most Orlando Pirates supporters believe Patrick Maswanganyi is the most deserving player, followed by Relebohile Mofokeng. In addition to his eight goals and eight assists, the 26-year-old Maswanganyi shows the arrogance and progresive showboating the supporters love to see.

Mofokeng, 19, with three goals and four assists, shows remarkable ability to beat defenders with dribbling, drop-shoulders or passes.


Remember Siphelele Mthembu at Kaizer Chiefs? Here he is, recalling his controversial move to rivals Orlando Pirates.

While playing for Maritzburg City in the lower National First Division, Mthembu joined Kaizer Chiefs but had no idea what was about to happen next. Orlando Pirates suddenly claimed that the bulky striker from MelmothKwaZulu-Natal, belonged to the Sea Robbers.

“I was scouted by [Kaizer] Chiefs, I trained with them and everything was signed,” Mthembu told FARPosts Sinethemba Sithole. “My late boss Bongi Hlophe, may his soul rest in peace, I think he had a relationship with Pirates…

“Then after that, I was in camp with Chiefs in Cape Town and I heard that I had signed with Pirates. So, I didn’t understand because Bobby [Motaung] said, ‘Relax we will sort it out’.

“Ever since then, that’s what happened. All I know is that I signed with Chiefs and I don’t remember signing a contract with Pirates.

“I wanted to be with [Kaizer] Chiefs because when I was young I loved the club and my family as well [supported the club]. And when I got there, I was convinced that wouldn’t be my end, I thought I would have an opportunity to go overseas.”

Despite his desperation to play for Kaizer Chiefs, Mthembu was forced to join [Orlando] Pirates against his wishes. – READ THE FULL STORY HERE.