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"I didn't join Pirates because of Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa"- Kekana

Veteran Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompo Kekana says he decided against signing for Orlando Pirates in 2011, because Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa were doing very well for the club at the time. Kekana was playing for Bloemfontein Celtic at the time after joining the club from Supersport United, the Zebediela born Kekana who started his professional career in Venda with Black Leopards, opted for Mamelodi Sundowns instead of the Buccaneers. Speaking to Kickoff, Kekana says he looked at the offers that were on the

  1 year ago ago

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"For 2 Years At Sundowns, Pitso Didn't Greet Me" - Teko Modise

Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Teko Modise has revealed details of his working relationship with Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane in his autobiography "The Curse Of Teko Modise". Teko Modise joined Sundowns from Pirates, after falling out of favor with former Pirates treble winning Dutch coach Rud Krol in 2011,he was supposed to appear on a disciplinary hearing ,on the day of the hearing Khoza cancelled it and announced that he is joining Sundowns. Modise went on to represent and captain

  1 year ago ago

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Throwback Thursday: The Pirates Team That Ended The 7 Years Drought

Orlando Pirates won their first MTN 8 title in 2010 against Moroka Swallows at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The iconic 2010 World Cup venue will once again host this weekend final between Pirates, and Bloemfontein Celtics on Saturday. Pirates has gone 7 years without winning any silverware in all competitions, after the club last tasted silverware when they won the league title in 2003, under the guidance of Zimbabwean Roy Barreto. In 2010 the Buccaneers managed to finally get hold of the elusive silverware when they

  1 year ago ago
Throwback Thursday: The Pirates Team That Ended The 7 Years Drought

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Pirates Legend reveals what made Krol Successful at Bucs'

One of the most successful Orlando Pirates coach in the PSL era, was Dutchman Rud Krol, who won a domestic treble with the club at the beginning of the previous decade. Krol ended a six years trophyless drought at the Buccaneers, and one of players who was part of the squad that almost conquered everything in local football Dikgang Mabalane, has revealed the recipe behind the Dutchman 'successful stint. Speaking during an interview with Soccer Laduma on Wednesday, Mabalane who is now a pundit on Supersport Television,

  1 year ago ago
Pirates Legend reveals what made Krol Successful at Bucs'

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Soweto Derby Duels: Why Lekgwathi Won't Forget Knowledge Musona

The Soweto Derby remains the biggest fixture in South African football, that is why whatever happens on the pitch when Orlando Pirates clash with their arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs, remains a topic of discussion irrespective of when the two Giants last met. It is a fixture that divides parliament and politicians, colleagues and families into half. It is the first fixture that majority of football fanatics check first when the league release the fixture for the season. Over the years there have been different entertaining

  1 year ago ago
Soweto Derby Duels: Why Lekgwathi Won't Forget Knowledge Musona

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Rud Krol to be the Next Orlando Pirates coach? OPINION

Orlando Pirates is a South African football club based in the Houghton suburb of the city of Johannesburg and plays in the top-tier system of football in South Africa known as Premier Soccer League, The team plays its home matches at Orlando stadium in Soweto. Orlando Pirates were founded in 1937; 83 years ago, as Orlando Boys Club. The club have just won 2 games in 6 matches in DSTV Premiership. Scoring just 8 goals conceding 6 that are worst results from the club which spend most in summer transfer window.

  1 year ago ago
Rud Krol to be the Next Orlando Pirates coach? OPINION

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Orlando Pirates Explains Why Coach Josef Zinnbauer Left After Beating Kaizer Chiefs

‘’Orlandopiratesfc.com can confirm that the Club has granted the head coach leave to go home to Germany. Unfortunately, out of respect for Mr Zinnbauer and his family we cannot divulge anything more except to say that his son is in hospital.’’ Those are the direct words of Orlando Pirates press statement, while they were explaining the sudden shocking temporal exit at Orlando Pirates. According to some football pundits who have taken their time to read Orlando Pirates press statement, coach Josef Zinnbauer’s

  1 year ago ago
Orlando Pirates Explains Why Coach Josef Zinnbauer Left After Beating Kaizer Chiefs

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Success predicted for Orlando Pirates in 2021

Orlando Pirates. Steve Lekoelea. A huge club and heavyweight such as Orlando Pirates cannot afford years and years as well as seasons and seasons without success but as they say it always happens to the best The last time the Orlando Pirates faithful tasted and enjoyed the privilege of winning the country's biggest competition the PSL/ABSA Premiership was during the days of Dutch legendary footballer Rud Krol and Brazilian maestro Julio Leal who both achieved historical success and back to back league titles

  1 year ago ago
Success predicted for Orlando Pirates in 2021

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Why Ruud Rrol left Orlando Pirates and where is he know

Rud krol opens up for the first time why he left Soweto Gaints Orlando Pirates which was a topic of interest and many spectators would argue on. It came as a shock after he successfully lead the club to a historic mind blowing winning season of 2010/11.  In Rud Krol rather short term at the Absa Premiership he managed to built a strong and fearsome squad the buccaneers had ever seen in ages, which paid off wining major cups such as the MTN8, Nedbank cup and the most prestigious little in South African foot

  2 years ago ago
Why Ruud Rrol left Orlando Pirates and where is he know

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"Pirates Like Making History, They Will Bounce Back"- Ex Bucs Winger

Former Orlando Pirates speedy winger Tlou Segolela believe the club will bounce back and make history again, though it won't be the current season. Segolela was part of the Orlando Pirates team that won a historic double treble, between 2010 and 2012 season, before winning those six trophies, Pirates had last won the league 7 years ago under Zimbabwean coach Roy Barreto. Segolela who is a product of the Orlando Pirates development was a key member under Dutch coach Rud Krol, and the following season under Brazilian

  1 year ago ago

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Guess who is going to replace Josef Zinnbauer as Orlando Pirates coach.

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has might loose his job as a coach of Orlando Pirates,this is happening because the new coach seems to be spotted in Johannesburg Adel Amrouche is the potential replacement for Josef Zinnbauer. "We have a coach and we are happy with him, he won us one cup while others won nothing.He needs our support because this is his full second season and he will finish on top.

  1 year ago ago
Guess who is going to replace Josef Zinnbauer as Orlando Pirates coach.

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Sundowns Chasing the Treble!

Mamelodi Sundowns still stands a very good chance of winning a domestic treble,the last time it happened in South African football was between 2010 and 2012 when Pirates won back to back trebles. Pirates won the first treble under Dutch coach Rud Krol, winning the MTN 8,Nedbank cup and the league,the following season the Buccaneers repeated the feat missing out on the Nedbank cup, only winning the TKO,Top 8 and the league. Sundowns have the Telkom trophy already in their cabinet, The Brazilians defeated Maritzburg

  1 year ago ago
Sundowns Chasing the Treble!

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Former Orlando Pirates Coach Rud Krol grabs another class title since leaving Absa Premiership.

Official: Krol lifts another class title Official: Krol lifts another class title  Previous Orlando Privateers lead trainer Ruud Krol has lifted his third class title since leaving the Absa Prevalence in 2011.  Krol left a mark on the world in his three years in South Africa with a wonderful high pitch in his last season with Privateers as he fabricated one of the most fearsome crews in the class' history.  Since his takeoff nine years prior, the amazing Dutchman has won group titles with CS Sfaxien and Esperance

  1 year ago ago
Former Orlando Pirates Coach Rud Krol grabs another class title since leaving Absa Premiership.

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OPINION: Lucky Lekgwathi is Orlando Pirates best Captain in history?

Lucky Lekgwathi is a former South African professional and Orlando Pirates former capitan who were playing as a defender. Lucky was born in Ga-Rankuwa on 1 August 1976. Lekgwathi is famously called Captain my Captain.  Former Orlando Pirates captain joined Amabhakhaniya in 2002 from Ria Stars. Captain my Captain was successfully under Netherlands coach Rud Krol, after making history with Orlando Pirates becoming the first South African club to win double trebles. In 2010/10 & 2011/12 is two season where Soweto

  1 year ago ago
OPINION: Lucky Lekgwathi is Orlando Pirates best Captain in history?