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Why lockdown came at the right time for Lorch and Pirates

Why lockdown came at the right time for Lorch and Pirates

Thembinkosi Lorch has endured a disaster 2019/20 campaign so far however, none can deny that the reigning footballer of the season has the ability to single-handedly turn the tide at the Buccaneers. After being named as the PSL top performer last season, a failed move...

Lorch and Shonga kicked out  of Pirates camp

Lorch and Shonga kicked out of Pirates camp

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that two of their players will not be joining the rest of the squad to resume the 2019/2020 league season. A statement from Pirates revealed Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga will not be part of the squad after they breached the team's...

Pirates coach Zinnbauer comments on Lorch, Shonga exclusion

Pirates coach Zinnbauer comments on Lorch, Shonga exclusion

Pirates announced just before the game against Sundowns on Tuesday night that the duo were not part of the squad because they broke lockdown rules. READ: Pirates do Chiefs a favour in title race after Sundowns draw "It was a decision from us, the staff and the...

Zinnbauer sheds light on decision to axe Lorch and Shonga

Zinnbauer sheds light on decision to axe Lorch and Shonga

Orlando Pirates head coach Jozef Zinnbauer has revealed that the decision to axe star players Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga were taken by the Pirates coaching staff. The return of Absa Premiership action in South Africa was marked by a heavyweight clash between...

Lorch returns to Pirates camp

Lorch returns to Pirates camp

The club confirmed that the winger returns to camp after undergoing two COVID-19 tests as well as pleading guilty to the charges laid to him by the team's disciplinary committee. READ MORE: Pirates target a first post-lockdown win against Baroka. "Thembinkosi Lorch...

Orlando Pirates launches probe into Lorch domestic abuse claims

Orlando Pirates launches probe into Lorch domestic abuse claims

Orlando Pirates says it is launching an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse levelled against midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch. The 27-year-old was arrested on Monday morning after his girlfriend Nokhupiwa Mathithibala opened a case of assault, claiming he had...

Pirates investigate Lorch's alleged assault case 

Pirates investigate Lorch's alleged assault case 

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they are launching an investigation into the alleged assault case of their winger Thembinkosi Lorch as part of the club's code of conduct for all their employees. READ: Thembinkosi Lorch released on R2,000 bail after allegedly...

Lorch case delays player movements announcement at Pirates

Lorch case delays player movements announcement at Pirates

According to a source, the club was supposed to make some announcements regarding player movements this week, but with Lorch currently under investigation from the South African Police Service and the club following his alleged assault case lodged by his girlfriend...