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'Public school Messi' Saleng is 'Orlando Pirates' left-footed Lorch' - Fans impressed after Stellenbosch masterclass

4:27 PM MYT 23/01/2023
Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates
Supporters have lauded the Sea Robbers youngster for his output in Sunday's league win in Soweto

Monnapule Saleng has been lauded by Orlando Pirates fans after a starring performance in the team's 4-1 win over Stellenbosch in the Premier Soccer League game staged at Orlando Stadium on Sunday.

The youngster provided two assists to help Jose Riveiro's charges claim maximum points and renew their bid to finish in the top two to qualify for next season's Caf Champions League.

Bucs faithful believe Saleng and Thembinkosi Lorch - who has returned from injury - will combine well on the attacking front.

Saleng - who received the Man of the Match Award on Sunday - has also been likened to Argentina legend Lionel Messi.

  • Vincent Pule, Orlando Pirates, November 2022

    Saleng replacing Pule, Lorch?

    Saleng is slowly replacing Vincent Pule and Thembinkosi Lorch - King Boisey

  • Arthur Zwane Kaizer Chiefs

    Saleng more effective than Chiefs?

    Already this Man of the Match Saleng has more goals than Kaizer Chiefs this year - Tshokvil Gaboinewe

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Saleng = Lorch?

    Saleng is Left footed Thembinkosi Lorch - Dee McD

  • Kermit Erasmus, Orlando Pirates

    Erasmus outplayed by Saleng?

    This boy is the only one who is chasing defenders when the team is trying to win the ball. [Kermit] Erasmus is useless - Van der Merwe

  • Lionel Messi Argentina Netherlands 2022 World Cup

    Saleng, South African Messi?

    Saleng is Messi that went to public school - Sbo Millz Ngenkhani

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, February 2022

    Lorch & Saleng combination unplayable?

    Just imagine Saleng on the left and Lorch on the right. Welcome back Thembinkosi Lorch - Tee Boo Jr Bible

  • Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, January 2023

    Saleng proving his worth

    Saleng remind me of Lorch. Proving himself game after game - Samkelo Iven Mahamba

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Orlando Pirates, January 2023

    Ndlondlo should have been rewarded vs Stellies

    Saleng had a great game, but I would have given it to [Ndabayithethwa] Ndlondlo. A solid performance all around - Siyavuya

  • Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, October 2022

    A bit selfish but effective

    Although sometimes he becomes selfish, but I wouldn't take away the fact that he had a good performance and contributed to goals - Phewa Mxolisi

  • Jose Riveiro Orlando Pirates.

    Riveiro to teach Saleng to pass the ball?

    Well done Saleng please learn to pass the ball to someone who is in a better position to score - Membrey Mthembu