Orlando Pirates

2017/18 Season review: Orlando Pirates

Season review: Orlando Pirates

With the 2017/18 season officially over, KickOff.com looks back at each club’s campaign over the past year, reviewing their relative success, failures and where improvement is needed. On the list today is Absa Premiership runners up Orlando Pirates.

Match Centre

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Log Position
Pos Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 30 18 6 6 25 60
2 Orlando Pirates 30 15 10 5 15 55
3 Kaizer Chiefs 30 12 12 6 5 48
Top Scorers
  • Luvuyo Memela - 5
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza - 4
  • Justin Shonga - 4
  • Thembinkosi Lorch - 4
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza - 4
  • Musa Nyatama - 4
  • Bernard Morrison - 4
  • Thabo Qalinge - 3

Transfers

IN
from
Brilliant Khuzwayo
Kaizer Chiefs
Mthokozisi Dube
Bloemfontein Celtic
Musa Nyatama
Bloemfontein Celtic
Augustine Mulenga
Zanaco
Xola Mlambo
Bidvest Wits
OUT
to
Mthokozisi Dube
Bloemfontein Celtic
Musa Nyatama
Bloemfontein Celtic
Riyaad Norodien
Platinum Stars
Ayanda Gcaba
Platinum Stars
Nkosinathi Mthiyane
Chippa United

Team Information

Coach: Milutin Sredojevic

Nickname: The Buccaneers

Formed: 1937

Physical address: 53 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg

Home ground: Orlando Stadium

Tel: (011) 483 1730

Website: www.orlandopiratesfc.com

Email: opfc@worldonline.co.za

Twitter: @Orlando_Pirates

Fact Box

Most starts: Williams Okpara 375

Most goals: Benedict Vilakazi 58

Most capped player: Teko Modise (South Africa)

Most starts in a season: 51Williams Okpara (1995), Oupa Manyisa (2013/14), Senzo Meyiwa (2013/14)

Most goals in a season: Dennis Lota 23 (1999/00)

Record victory: 9-1 vs Olympics (7/3/99, Bob Save)

Record defeat: 6-0 vs Mamelodi Sundowns (11/2/17, Absa Premiership)


Orlando Pirates - First Team Squad

Goalkeepers

Siyabonga Mpontshane
Siyabonga Mpontshane
Squad Number: 40
Nationality: South Africa
Brilliant Khuzwayo
Squad Number: 16
Nationality: South Africa
Wayne Sandilands
Squad Number: 40
Nationality: South Africa
Jackson Mabokgwane
Jackson Mabokgwane
Squad Number: 16
Nationality: South Africa

Defenders

Diamond Thopola
Diamond Thopola
Squad Number: 24
Nationality: South Africa
Abbubaker Mobara
Abbubaker Mobara
Squad Number: 18
Nationality: South Africa
Ntsikelelo Nyauza
Ntsikelelo Nyauza
Squad Number: 34
Nationality: South Africa
Thabo Matlaba
Squad Number: 8
Nationality: South Africa
Innocent Maela
Innocent Maela
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: South Africa
Marc van Heerden
Marc van Heerden
Squad Number: 4
Nationality: South Africa
Justice Chabalala
Justice Chabalala
Squad Number: 19
Nationality: South Africa
Happy Jele
Squad Number: 4
Nationality: South Africa
Mthokozisi Dube
Mthokozisi Dube
Squad Number: 3
Nationality: South Africa

Midfielders

Thabo Qalinge
Squad Number: 15
Nationality: South Africa
Bernard Morrison
Bernard Morrison
Squad Number: 12
Nationality: Ghana
Issa Sarr
Issa Sarr
Squad Number: 18
Nationality: Senegal
Marshall Munetsi
Marshall Munetsi
Squad Number: 25
Nationality: South Africa
Mpho Makola
Squad Number: 5
Nationality: South Africa
Lehlohonolo Mtshali
Lehlohonolo Mtshali
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: South Africa
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Squad Number: 21
Nationality: South Africa
Xola Mlambo
Xola Mlambo
Squad Number: 19
Nationality: South Africa
Siphumelele Mbulu
Siphumelele Mbulu
Squad Number: 43
Nationality: South Africa
Gladwin Shitolo
Gladwin Shitolo
Squad Number: 6
Nationality: South Africa
Luvuyo Memela
Luvuyo Memela
Squad Number: 11
Nationality: South Africa
Phetso Maphanga
Phetso Maphanga
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: South Africa
Musa Nyatama
Squad Number: 4
Nationality: South Africa
Thembinkosi Lorch
Thembinkosi Lorch
Squad Number: 29
Nationality: South Africa
Yusuf Maart
Yusuf Maart
Squad Number: 21
Nationality: South Africa

Strikers

Christian Obiozor
Christian Obiozor
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: Nigeria
Thabiso Kutumela
Thabiso Kutumela
Squad Number: 24
Nationality: South Africa
Augustine Mulenga
Augustine Mulenga
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: Zambia
Ayanda Nkosi
Ayanda Nkosi
Squad Number: 17
Nationality: South Africa
Justin Shonga
Justin Shonga
Squad Number: 0
Nationality: Zambia
Thamsanqa Gabuza
Squad Number: 31
Nationality: South Africa
Lyle Foster
Lyle Foster
Squad Number: 20
Nationality: South Africa