Bucs in Santa gear to give back


Orlando Pirates took some time out ahead of their final fixture of the year to dress up in Santa Clause gear and spread love and Christmas gifts with the less fortunate.

Pirates are set to close out the year with an Absa Premiership clash against Black Leopards on Saturday afternoon at Orlando Stadium, but were spotted in Eldorado Park this week.

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Following their return from a mini-camp in Nelspruit on Sunday, The Buccaneers on Wednesday visited P.U.S.H Children's Home – an HIV/AIDS support centre in Eldorado Park, South of Johannesburg.

Here players sported their Santa hats and handed over some presents while also engaging some fun activities with the kids, including dancing, photobooths and games.

Check out the gallery above to view what Pirates were up to in Eldos on Wednesday...

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"We are here for our Christmas CSI [Corporate Social Investment] and to give our time to the kids here at P.U.S.H, which stands for Persevere Until Something Happens," reflected midfielder Linda Mntambo on the club's official channel.

"In my own definition, I'd say it means 'Pray Until Something Happens', so they persevere and we pray, and it's a place where they look after abandon kids and they feed and look after the community, and make sure kids get homes.

"You know, they get them as young as they are and they go up until the age of 18, and those that finish matric and graduate still come back and give back to the kids that are here."

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