Pirates comment on Lorch speculation


Orlando Pirates administrative official Floyd Mbele has commented on reports linking key midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch with an overseas move.

Lorch was missing for the 1-1 draw at Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday, fuelling talk of an exit at Pirates.

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Mbele says Lorch's absence against Siwelele has nothing to do with rumours of the Bafana Bafana midfielder moving to Europe.

The 26-year-old has been linked with both Club Brugge in Belgium and Turkish side Besiktas.

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"We don't know anything about those reports, we only see them in the newspapers," Mbele tells KickOff.com.

"There was nothing wrong with his absence on Saturday. It was only a technical decision."

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The Mighty Buccaneers have travelled to Limpopo to face Polokwane City in their next Absa Premiership match tonight (19h30).