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Pirates ‘will win all coming games & take the league’ - Buccaneers fans dreaming of PSL title

20:30 GMT+3 22/01/2023
Orlando Pirates players celebrate, January 2023
The supporters expressed their belief of a possible challenge for the domestic crown from the Soweto giants

Orlando Pirates’ victory against Stellenbosch has given a section of their fans belief that they can challenge for - and even win - the PSL title.

Pirates hammered Stellenbosch 4-1 on Sunday to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season but they are still 21 points behind leaders Mamelodi Sudowns, having played one match less than the Brazilians.

However, that has not stopped some fans from dreaming of the title and they are encouraged by Sunday’s performance when the Buccaneers totally dominated their opponents.

  • Jose Riveiro, coach of Orlando Pirates with technical staff during the MTN8 Final.

    Pirates can win the league

    I'm not a prophet but if Pirates play like this constantly, we will win all coming games and will take the league. -Nkuli Khumza

  • Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs are hurting

    The pain goes straight to Naturena FC. Thanks, byeee. -Lethabo Tmaesh Wale Pirates

  • Bring on Sundowns now

    Give us Mamelodi Sundowns. We have no competition. -Siyabonga Phoseka

    Can we play Sundowns next week please. I want a team that could challenge [Sipho] Chaine.


  • Kabelo Dlamini.

    Dlamini Man of the Match

    Great performance. We [Orlando Pirates] were playing the ball today [Sunday]. [Kabelo] Dlamini came to the party. May he be consistent, my man of the match today. -SceloHMchunu

    This Dlamini, can you just at least give him his flowers today? -@Muvhangotshedza

  • Scott Chickelday, Orlando Pirates, January 2023

    Victory down to new attacking coach

    Let us give credit where it is due. He [Scott Chikelday] joined us about three weeks ago as our attacking coach, we have scored seven goals in two games. When last did we score four goals in a game? Yes, Stellenbosch had mistakes but we are showing progress in front of goal. -@AfrikaMzulu

    Winning formula: Scoring two goals early in the first half and the benefits of having a striker/finishing coach. -@Mfundo_Zondo

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.

    Why was Ndlondlo benched previously?

    It's games like these where you ask yourself, what was [Ndabayithethwa] Ndlondlo doing on the bench in our previous matches? We won the MTN 8 because of him. That guy makes the whole team tick. -@siyabongazulu

  • Erling Haaland Man City 2022-23

    Man City & Bayern combined next

    I think we deserve to play against Manchester City and Bayern Munich combined.


  • Orlando Pirates celebrate.

    Need to be consistent

    Well done boys. Keep up the good work going forward. What we need is consistency, no more dropping points. -@cadafia_king

  • Sipho Chaine, Orlando Pirates, January 2023

    Pirates have to work on set pieces

    Set pieces are still a challenge for the defence and [goalkeeper Sipho] Chaine. Best performance overall. -@nomusa_phuti

  • Orlando Pirates vs Golden Arrows.

    Still room for improvement

    We play very slow football. Good when leading, trouble when trailing. -@LeftBorwa