Orlando Pirates legend is still in hospital after being shot during house burglary

Orlando Pirates confirmed on Thursday that former Bafana Bafana head coach and technical director for the Buccaneers, Stanley ‘Screamer’ Tshabalala, was shot during a house break-in at his residence on Wednesday.

The incident occurred just after Midday, leaving the football legend injured.

In a statement released by the Tshabalala family spokesperson, Thato Matuka, it was revealed, “Former Bafana Bafana coach Stanley ‘Screamer’ Tshabalala was shot following a house break-in at the Tshabalala residence yesterday.”

Matuka also added, “The matter is currently in the hands of the South African Police Services.

The Tshabalala family would like to thank the public for their messages of support during this time, and have asked for privacy while Bra Stan is recovering.”

Stanley ‘Screamer’ Tshabalala, a well-respected figure in South African football, has had a distinguished career that includes being a founding member of Kaizer Chiefs and coaching Mamelodi Sundowns.

Known for his passionate coaching style, Tshabalala earned the nickname ‘Screamer’ due to his vocal presence on the field, constantly demanding the ball.

Furthermore, Tshabalala holds the distinction of being the first head coach of the Bafana Bafana national team when South Africa was readmitted into international football in 1992.

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