Pirates announce pizza partners


This groundbreaking partnership is a first for the club in the food industry, and will also see Pirates supporters benefit directly.

Apart from being the club's official restaurant partner, Buccaneers in Johannesburg stand to gain discounts and specials from the South African pizza company.

“The Orlando Pirates brand is always looking at the best synergies between the club and potential sponsors," club brand and sponsorship manager Joseph Bertrand said in a statement.

"Seeing the history of Roman’s Pizza in the country and its efforts to always provide great quality products for families at reasonable prices is an initiative that we encourage and want to be part of during these times where the economic outlook is a little bit tense.

“In a nutshell, an Orlando Pirates home match ticket now becomes a discount voucher for the Bucs supporters who bought a match ticket to support the Buccaneers at their home, Orlando Stadium.

"The club and our partner Roman’s Pizza want to show our appreciation to the fans, by rewarding the Bucs faithful that attend our home matches.

"This type of partnership is a first of its kind in South Africa and we are both happy and proud of this launch."

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According to Bucs' website, fans who purchase match tickets to any of their home fixtures staged at Orlando Stadium will recieve a R15 discount on any order over R50 at the presentation of that particular ticket within seven days after the fixture.

Romans will also be launching specialised meals in honour of Pirates, which will be rolled out nationwide over the next few months.

“Roman's Pizza is exceptionally proud to partner up with Orlando Pirates as the new official pizza restaurant partner," added Roman's' chief marketing officer Bonnie Cooper.

"We are elated to have been selected and feel that the partnership serves various purposes, specifically one of unionship, where Pirates fans can simply enjoy the best pizza at the best value!

"It's a win-win situation! No pun intended!’’

The Houghton-based outfit's list of commercial backers has increased exponentially in recent months, having also joined forces with Ford South Africa, LG, Caltex and Aquelle.