How former Chippa United player became Orlando Pirates unlikely hero

Thabiso Lebitso emerged as an unexpected hero for Orlando Pirates during the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs, securing a crucial 3-2 victory for the Buccaneers with a stunning goal that left fans in awe.

The 32-year-old right wingback, whose transfer from Chippa United in the January window raised eyebrows, delivered a remarkable performance that showcased his talent and determination on the field.

Lebitso’s remarkable goal, a powerful strike from range that found the top-left corner of the net, was a standout moment in the match and a testament to his skill and composure under pressure.

Making his first start for Pirates in a high-stakes derby match in front of a massive crowd at FNB Stadium, Lebitso rose to the occasion and played a pivotal role in securing the victory for his team.

Coach Jose Riveiro praised Lebitso’s performance, highlighting his resilience and contribution to the team’s success.

Despite facing initial challenges in the match, Lebitso demonstrated his determination and gradually gained confidence as the game progressed.

Riveiro expressed his confidence in Lebitso and praised his ability to seize the opportunity and make a significant impact on the field.

Lebitso’s unexpected rise to prominence in the Soweto derby exemplifies the unpredictable and captivating nature of football, where underdogs can often become heroes in crucial moments.

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