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Orlando Pirates legend slams Bucs players for off field behaviour

Orlando Pirates might be reeling from their 2-0 loss at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns. 

But that loss alone is not what has been making the news headlines. The Buccaneers have seen their players hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. 

This has seen Pirates trying in vain to come up with a crisis communication plan. 

Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend Edward “Magents” Motale has now spoken about the tragic occurrences in the Bucs camp.

The former defender said it is high time Bucs players started respecting themselves by being more responsible off the field.

His comments come exactly a week after stars Ben Motshwari and Gabadinho Mhango, and recently Thembenkosi Lorch, all ending up being on the wrong side of the law.

Pirates forward Lorch, affectionately known as “Nyoso”, meaning nonsense, was charged for assaulting his girlfriend with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm in September last year.

A similar incident transpired this past week when midfielder Motshwari was arrested on Monday, for common assault.

Bucs striker Mhango also ran into trouble after he failed to settle a R26 000 bill at a Pretoria night club last weekend.

After failing to settle the hefty bill following a night of partying

with friends, he was detained by the club’s security but later released after promising to settle the bill.

“What we see today is sad. Our players seem not to respect themselves, or maybe they lack life skills," Motale concluded. 

Source: Sunday World Sun, 26 Sep 2021

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