Former Orlando Pirates Star Thembinkosi Lorch Set for Mamelodi Sundowns Debut

Former Orlando Pirates Star Thembinkosi Lorch Set for Mamelodi Sundowns Debut

The football landscape is about to witness a surprising turn of events as Thembinkosi Lorch, a former star of Orlando Pirates, is poised to make his debut for Mamelodi Sundowns against his former club.

Sundowns officially unveiled Lorch in January after making a bold move to secure his transfer from Orlando Pirates, a development that stirred reactions among football enthusiasts.

Pirates Fans Face Challenging News: Rivalry Intensifies

The news of Lorch’s move to Sundowns was undoubtedly a challenging one for Orlando Pirates fans.

However, the upcoming events this weekend are anticipated to intensify the challenge for Pirates supporters as Lorch is set to face his former team in the Sundowns colors.

Strategic Move by Sundowns: CAF Champions League Preparation

Sundowns’ decision to acquire Lorch was strategically aimed at bolstering their squad for the deep stages of the CAF Champions League.

This daring move, executed last month, involved prising Lorch away from his former team, Orlando Pirates, a move that added an intriguing twist to the football narrative.

Official Confirmation of Departure: Pirates Acknowledge Lorch’s Exit

Orlando Pirates officially confirmed Lorch’s departure to Sundowns last Friday.

The announcement, issued by Pirates, acknowledged the discussion between Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza and the Mamelodi Sundowns hierarchy regarding Lorch’s move.

The statement expressed gratitude to Lorch for his significant contributions to the club, acknowledging his role in shaping the history of Orlando Pirates.

Sundowns Debut Against Former Team: Scripted Encounter

Due to the Premier Soccer League’s decision to postpone midweek fixtures, Sundowns and Pirates find themselves in a scripted encounter.

Originally scheduled to face Golden Arrows, Sundowns’ first match in the second round has been rearranged to be against Orlando Pirates.

This rearrangement sets the stage for Lorch to make his debut for Sundowns against his former club at the Loftus Versveld on Saturday at 20:00.

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