It seems that these days a majority of PSL footballers are given nicknames, some are more catchy and memorable more than others.
For a big football brand in South Africa, some nicknames at Orlando Pirates are ironic and funny. These nicknames are related to a players size, strength or looks. In most cases their nicknames are often derived from what they can do on the field of play.
We profile some of the most exciting players at Orlando Pirates and their unique nicknames.
1. Happy Jele
Orlando Pirates most capped player of all time Happy Jele has been the heart and soul of his team since making his debut in August 2006 against Maritzburg United.
As a veteran in the PSL, Happy Jele is fondly known as "Magents" to many football fans across the industry.
2. Vincent Pule
The assist king at Orlando Pirates is largely known as "Mashonisa" and "Shuffle" to many football fans in South Africa. The Free State born player is very much fond of the nickname Mashonisa as even his clothing brand also shares the same name.
3. Thembinkosi Lorch
Thembinkosi Lorch is currently one of the most exciting attackers in the top tier league in South Africa. To many football fans he is affectionately known as "Nyoso", which means "shit" but not in a bad way.
The nickname is derived from "o dira nyoso" which loosely translates to, " you are the shit".
4. Richard Ofori
The vibrant goalkeeper who started his career with Wa All-Stars in his native country is currently nursing an injury he sustained over months ago.
Since making his debut in the top tier league in South Africa, the Ghanaian footballer has earned the nickname "Beast".
5. Linda Mntambo
The former waiter turned professional footballer is currently having the time of his life at Orlando Pirates as he has intergrated himself into the teams' starting XI.
The 33 year old attacking midfielder is affectionately known as Figo across the football industry.
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