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.
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.