Orlando Pirates Sipho Chaine mother

Sipho Chaine and his mother. Image via Instagram @thediskigeneral10

Pirates star thanks club and fans for support during family tragedy

Sipho Chaine has since sent a heartfelt appreciation post to Pirates and its fans for their support during his personal tragedy.

Orlando Pirates Sipho Chaine mother

Sipho Chaine and his mother. Image via Instagram @thediskigeneral10

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Sipho Chaine has sent an emotional message to the club and its fans.

This comes following the support he received after losing his mother, hours before his Soweto Derby performance a fortnight ago.

Chaine was in goals for the Buccaneers a day after the passing of his mother in their 3-2 victory over Kaizer Chiefs.

He was granted compassionate leave a week later and subsequently missed his side’s Nedbank Cup victory over Hungry Lions.

Following the death of his mother, Chaine received incredible support from the Buccaneers family and the star goalkeeper has since sent an emotional message to the club and its fans.

Orlando Pirates star breaks silence following tragic loss of his mother

“A Thousand words won’t bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. And neither would a million tears, I know because I’ve cried. I finally understand this quote,” Chaine posted on his official Instagram account.

“I’d like to thank my Family, Friends, Orlando Pirates Football Club and supporters for the massive outpouring of love during this period. Every message, every phone call and every post did not go unnoticed.”

In other news, Former Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango is on the wanted list of a rival DStv Premiership club.

Now plying his trade for Swallows FC, the Malawian attacker has been linked with a move to Sekhukhune United!

Mhango has featured for the likes of Bloemfontein Celtic, Golden Arrows, Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu in the past.

The former Orlando Pirates star has scored 66 club goals since coming to South Africa in 2013.

Sekhukhune United eyeing former Wits and Bucs star

“Mhango is one of the guys who has been identified as someone who could come and help the team,” an insider told Citizen regarding the former Pirates and Wits star.

“He is a very talented striker and someone who has a lot of experience playing in the DStv Premiership. If you look at him now, you can see that there is still a lot of hunger in him.

“It’s not like the team doesn’t have players who can do the job, it is just that there needs to be competition. This is because they feel like some players are relaxed because there is also no completion.

“If you look at the squad, it’s a big squad, close to 40 players. But also some people are not competing. With so much investment in the team, there is therefore a need to strengthen it.” a source added regarding the former Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates star.