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Orlando Pirates retire fourth club jersey

Posted: 28 October 2014 Time: 10:56

Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza’s revelation yesterday that Senzo Meyiwa’s number one jersey will be retired means that four jerseys at the club will now be no more.

Khoza made the announcement at a press conference yesterday following the untimely death of their goalkeeper, who was shot down in Vosloorus on Sunday.

“I don’t think anyone can replace Senzo and his jersey will never be worn by anyone else again,” the ‘Iron Duke’ said.

The first jersey to be retired was that of Jomo Sono, a Buccaneers legend whose number 10 was ‘locked away’ following his retirement.

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Clifford Moleko was next – his number 13 jersey retired following his death in a car accident in 1998.

Also removed was jersey number 22, famously worn by Lesley ‘Slow Poison’ Manyathela before his death in August 2003, also in a car accident.

Manyathela was also honoured by the League, who named the prize for the top goalscorer every season after him.

* It’s important to note that the retired jerseys only relate to domestic football. In CAF competitions, clubs are forced to submit squad lists from 1-23.

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Article by: KICK OFF

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-28 09:01:22

CAF rules though...fitting from Orlando Pirates and the Iron Duke.

He died Number 1 and will always be Number 1

posted: 2014-10-28 09:04:51

Thanks the Iron Duke.

posted: 2014-10-28 09:08:00

I agree with the Chairman well thought.

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-10-28 09:10:16

Number 1

posted: 2014-10-28 09:10:32

The two most deserving jerseys to be retired are number 1 & 22. Those who remember will know where tough guy was playing when he met up with his fatal accident and Bra Mjomane is alive plus the number 10 was temporarily retired due to Motsiri's misbehavior. Number 10 should be brought back to life... And it seems we have a new jomo.

The General IV
posted: 2014-10-28 09:11:41

Only Jersey number 1 , 13 and 22 but please bring back jersey number 10.

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-10-28 09:12:45


who deserves it in the current squad?


posted: 2014-10-28 09:14:28

TsonoM Fact is Clifford Moleko(RIP) was a soldier while playing for Pirates and indeed Jersey 13 deserves to be retired.

The General IV
posted: 2014-10-28 09:14:31


Nor One currently but I don't see de reason Y de jersey should be retired..!!

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-10-28 09:16:46


eish mine ngikhala nga Nkosi wearing that Jersey...the guy doesn't bring anything to the table...


Blaq Hyena
posted: 2014-10-28 09:18:20


posted: 2014-10-28 09:20:20

MamaJoy made me shed so much tears yesterday, Lala ngoxolo Senzo.  It seems like I knew you for years, God bless your soul mfethu.

posted: 2014-10-28 09:20:24

Tnx Dr Iron Juke. Khoza

posted: 2014-10-28 09:20:25

Manyisa at some stage deserved #10... but hey, i am not the Iron Duke

Sgura (Home-boiz)
posted: 2014-10-28 09:21:41

Nebo03 Velibanti

The reason is no one can replace Jomo, he was too good...

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-10-28 09:21:57

Dooba #bringbackdeathpenalty 

someone wearing that jersey should always be deserving to wear it, not at some stage but at all times. At KC Nkosi doesn't deserve it...


posted: 2014-10-28 09:22:02

Eish Guluva, Nkosi is really messing with our #10, but hey.... it's a jersey after all

The General IV
posted: 2014-10-28 09:22:10


Lol.... Eish just I forget who was wearing it before Yende but from your team it doesn't differ with any jersey...

defendog wa pirates
posted: 2014-10-28 09:22:27

Meaning gift leremi no 7 can n retired also cos moleko was a former Bucs

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-10-28 09:23:03




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