Thembinkosi Lorch Makes Shock Move from Orlando Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns

Thembinkosi Lorch, a fan-favorite at Orlando Pirates, has decided to part ways with the club to join Mamelodi Sundowns.

The move was officially confirmed after discussions between the player, Orlando Pirates, and Mamelodi Sundowns reached a conclusion.

The 30-year-old attacker, who was strongly rumored to be on Sundowns radar for weeks, has now become the fourth mid-season signing for the Brazilians, joining the ranks of Zuko Mdunyelwa, Matias Esquivel, and Tashreeq Matthews.

Thembinkosi Lorch has joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Orlando Pirates

Thembinkosi Lorch has joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Orlando Pirates

This strategic move by Sundowns highlights their determination to assert dominance not only in South African football but also on the continental stage.

Lorch, who spent an impressive seven seasons at Orlando Pirates, leaves a lasting legacy at the club.

Orlando Pirates officially announced Lorch’s departure, expressing gratitude for his substantial contributions to the club.

In a statement, the club said, “Thembinkosi Lorch is to leave Orlando Pirates Football Club after a discussion between the Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza and the Mamelodi Sundowns hierarchy.”

The Club thanks ‘Nyoso’ for his immense contribution by adding another page in the history of the Club.”

“We wish him and his family well in his future sporting pursuit.”

Many are left wondering how Lorch will fit into the Sundowns squad

The move leaves questions about Lorch’s role in Sundowns, given the depth they already have in the midfield.

Sundowns aggressive approach in the transfer market has exposed traditional powerhouses Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, who have struggled to match the squad quality assembled by Masandawana.

As Sundowns gear up for the remainder of the Premier Soccer League campaign, eyes will be on Lorch to see if he can secure a regular place in the starting lineup.

When will we see Thembinkosi Lorch?

Sundowns will resumes league action against Golden Arrows on Valentine’s Day, providing Lorch with an opportunity to showcase his skills and integrate into the Sundowns squad.

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