Mahoota on Zwane vs Lorch debate


Orlando Pirates fans think Thembinkosi Lorch is better while Mamelodi Sundowns fans argue in favour or Themba Zwane, but Katlego Mashego has now had his say.

Social media is abuzz with all sorts of debates but one that has often reared its head is the comparison between Pirates star and 2018/19 Footballer of the Season Thembinkosi Lorch and Sundowns star and 2019/20 Footballer of the Season Themba Zwane.

Both are midfielders by trade and have in their own way been influential for their respective teams but, given their awards, it has somehow become a competition on who is Mzansi's best.

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Mashego, who has played with both players – Lorch at Chippa United and Zwane at Sundowns – has weighed in and highlighted their individual attributes but dismissed comparisons as unfair.

"I would like to think so, but Mshishi is more calm. Mshishi doesn't have speed, he's got skill and elegance and he shows that in his game, but he doesn't have speed," 'Mahoota' tells

"Lorch has the advantage of speed and he's skilful. I think, in the position he plays, he's obviously different from what Mshishi does. 

"Mshishi plays in between the lines, he's very clever, while Lorch is more direct and uses his speed – he can be a typical winger or he can be a striker. But I wouldn't compare him as such to Mshishi."

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