Orlando Pirates has been gradually working at assembling a league winning squad since they last lifted the trophy back in 2012. It has been a long wait for the Buccaneers, however it has made way for the dominance by Mamelodi Sundowns. The Chloorkop side has gotten the better of their Soweto counterparts in recent seasons. This has led to an increasing level of pressure to break this streak. It is fair to acknowledge that Sundowns have gotten it right in terms of their squad and technical team.
The Buccaneers have done a lot of business with Maritzburg United in recent seasons which has saw stars like Fortune Makaringe, Richard Ofori, Siphesihle Ndlovu and many others. They have continued to he the hub of talent for Orlando Pirates to pick out, this relationship looks to be strengthening by the season as there has been player who have moved from Orlando to Maritzburg in exchange.
The Orlando Pirates duo of Fortune Makaringe and Richard Ofori were seen hanging out with Mamelodi Sundowns star Lebohang Maboe. They were all teammates at Maritzburg United are probably part of the golden generation at the club in recent years. The trio hanged out together as the enjoyed some lunch.
It is amazing to see that they have remained in contaxt despite moving to different places. There js a long list of players with a Maritzburg United connection at Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. The Chloorkop has also picked out stars like Rushine De Reuck and Thabiso Kutumela in recent seasons.
Fortune Makaringe and Richard Ofori haven't been enjoying a good season at the beginning of the season. The Ghanaian keeper has been out with injury while Makaringe has been sat out for the majority of the games this season. Lebohang Maboe has also faced his fair share of set backs as he is also currently out with a long term injury. He will find it harder to return to the matchday squad at Sundowns as the club has a lot of quality players who ha e grabbed the opportunity with both hands. They are all legends in their own right as far as South African football is concerned as they have managed to make names for themselves.
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