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

Three potential replacements for Lorch at Orlando Pirates

Lorch must be replaced.

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

Orlando Pirates have a job on their hands to replace Thembinkosi Lorch, but it’s not beyond them.

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Potential replacements for Lorch?


Versatile Royal AM wide player Shaune Mogaila is now available on a free transfer, and he’s been a target for the Buccaneers for some time. According to FARPost, Pirates aren’t the only side showing an interest. Mogaila can operate on either flank of attack or defence, making him a priceless option. Although not a direct replacement, he’d be a great squad player.

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Mofokeng is ready to step up for Orlando Pirates

Although initially a central playmaker, Relebohile Mofokeng has started to drift into wide areas to cause havoc against full-backs. We all know that’s where Lorch did his finest work for Pirates, so the parallels are obvious. Aside from the previously talented teenager, new man Lesedi Kapinga is also a man who can make an impact in the final third. Bucs fans haven’t seen the best of the former Sundowns man but this season could be the time.

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Pirates stars Mofokeng and Saleng. Image: Instagram @vino_snap

Buccaneers without Timm for Nedbank Cup clash

“The Bucs midfield engine Miguel Timm will miss the Nedbank Cup opener after he was sent off in their last match against Sundowns,” Otis Ntshangase reported via FarPost. Pirates are nine-time winners, and defending champions, and they begin the defence of their crown against Crystal Lake.

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Pirates are Nedbank Cup champs again. Photo: BackPagePix

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