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Orlando Pirates fans are expectant on Soweto Derby Day. Image: BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates news: All of the hottest stories from a busy day

Orlando Pirates news has filtered in from all angles today. Here are all of the key developments, in case you missed any of them.

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Orlando Pirates fans are expectant on Soweto Derby Day. Image: BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates have just over 24 hours until their crunch MTN8 final against AmaZulu.

The South African has been awash with previews, news and insights ahead of kickoff. We’ve gathered all of the top stories here in one place.

READ: Pirates fans, do you want the good news or the bad news first?

Orlando Pirates gunning for their 11th MTN8 title
The MTN8 – as we know the cup competition today – was first contested in 1972 with the 48th edition set for its semi-finals this weekend. Photo: Backpagepix

Orlando Pirates top news wrap: 4 November 2022

Top Pirates tweets to get fans PUMPED for the MTN8 final

Buccaneers fans have silverware on their minds. Just check out these tweets that we’ve gathered from today. Are you confident, Bucs faithful?


Kermit and Saleng’s bromance could be key

The chemistry developing between Kermit Erasmus and Monnapule Saleng will be something that Jose Riveiro leans on heavily against AmaZulu on Saturday.


Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus. Photo: iDiski Times
Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus. Photo: iDiski Times

Pirates legend didn’t like training? Thwala reveals

Every Orlando Pirates fan will fondly remember the great Benedict Vilakazi. According to this former teammate, “Tso” did not really enjoy training.


Pirates: This alarming stat shows they have a problem

No Pirates player has managed to score in more than one DStv Premiership match this season after 13 matches.


Three MTN8 final selection dilemmas for Jose Riveiro

Pirates boss Jose Riveiro has some serious thinking to do ahead of tomorrow’s MTN8 final. Here are three dilemmas he faces.


Jose Riveiro head coach of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs held at at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29 October 2022. © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates charged by PSL for pitch invasion

Orlando Pirates have been officially charged by the PSL for their fans behaviourn in the 3-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8.


Not long until kickoff. Here’s more to chew over until then:

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READ: Three KEY changes that could guarantee silverware on Saturday

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