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Orlando Pirates star afraid of the streets and people

Orlando Pirates superstar Relebohile Mofokeng is a young man of the indoors. His childhood past put him off the streets and people.

ORLANDO PIRATES STAR RELEBOHILE MOFOKENG

Mofokeng might only have three goals and four assists in 28 appearances, but the 19-year-old’s ability to beat defenders is a joy to witness. He is so exciting even Kaizer Chiefs fans admit his quality. Speaking to iDiskiTimes’ leading reporter Velile Mnyandu last week, Mofokeng was asked about how he manages to avoid social pressure.

The Orlando Pirates star from Sharpville, Gauteng said he is simply a homeboy who fears the streets. “I grew up in the streets where people used to kill each other,” Mofokeng said, “which made me afraid to play in the streets. And now that I’m a bit famous I think I’m scared of people,” the attacker known as “Rele” concluded.

FORMER BUCCANEERS WIN DSTV PREMIERSHIP AWARDS

We love underdog success. Former Orlando Pirates players Linda Mntambo and Lehlohonolo Seema have won awards at Sekhukhune United. The duo are the new DStv Premiership Player and Coach of the Month. The Premier Soccer League announced the undisputed February winners as Mntambo scored three goals and provided two assists in five games. His coach, Seema, won an impressive five out of five matches.

TSHEGOFATSO MABASA HELPS ORLANDO PIRATES TO RECORD WIN

The Buccaneers were the best team have been the best team in South Africa last weekend after smashing Golden Arrows 7-1. Tshegofatso Mabasa played a starring role with three goals. The rest of the scorers included Relebohile MofokengKabelo DlaminiSandile Mthethwa and Karim Kimvuidi.

Following last weekend’s 2-1 shock loss to Sekhukhune United, the Sea Robbers responded in style as Arrows were put to the sword.

ORLANDO PIRATES’ BIGGEST WINS IN HISTORY

  1. April 6, 2024 – 7-1 over Golden Arrows
  2. February 24, 2024 – 6-0 over Crystal Lake FC
  3. September 22, 2004 – 6-0 over Ajax Cape Town
  4. August 12, 2023 – 5-0 over Sekhukhune United FC
  5. March 12, 2016 – 5-0 over Jomo Cosmos.

Mabasa’s hattrick also propelled the 27-year-old striker to the summit of the DStv Premiership Golden Boot chart. Mabasa’s hattrick against Abafana Bes’thende took him to 10 goals, which overtook the likes of Khanyisa MayoIqraam Rayners and Bradley Grobler.

Full list of top 10 scorers:

  1. Tshegofatso Mabasa, Orlando Pirates – 10 goals
  2. Lucas Ribeiro, Mamelodi Sundowns – 10 goals
  3. Khanyisa Mayo, Cape Town City, – 9 goals
  4. Bradley Grobler, SuperSport Untied – 8 goals
  5. Iqraam Rayners, Stellenbosch FC – 8 goals
  6. Samir Nurkovic, TS Galaxy – 7 goals
  7. Devin Titus, Stellenbosch FC – 6 goals
  8. Ashley Cupido, Cape Town Spurs – 6 goals
  9. Augustine Kwem, AmaZulu – 6 goals
  10. Lungelo Nguse, Golden Arrows – 6 goals.

In the meantime, Mabasa’s next league match will be on 20 April when Orlando Pirates take on AmaZulu in Soweto. Mayo and Kwem both played on Sunday but failed to catch up with Mabasa after Cape Town City lost to AmaZulu at the DHL Stadium.

Can Mabasa win the golden boot at the end of the season? And does he already deserve a call-up from Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos? Let us know in the comments section below.

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