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Are Orlando Pirates underachieving?

Kaizer Chiefs fans love to wind up Orlando Pirates fans, and vice versa. Both sets of supporters should consider a few things though.

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Pirates remain in the hunt for trophies on three fronts, but there’s no guarantee they’ll beat Sundowns in the MTN8 final and they’ve got plenty of progress still to make in the Nedbank Cup. As far as the league is concerned, the Buccaneers lie 13th in the table after five matches. They trail Sundowns by 17 points already, and even if they win their three matches in hand, that gap is still a whopping eight points. Let’s also not forget that Pirates were dumped out of the CAF Champions League.

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Saleng in the Soweto Derby. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Foster is still a Pirates fan

You know how it goes. Once a Pirate always a Pirate. Lyle Foster isn’t too active on social media, but he did tweet this in October last year. He clearly enjoyed it when the Buccaneers got the better of Sundowns in the MTN8 semifinals. As you all know, the Sea Robbers went all the way in that tournament.

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Lyle Foster of Orlando Pirates celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium, Soweto South Africa on 20 January 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix.

Meanwhile, hit up James Freemantle for more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game of football.

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