Latest News Round-Up: The Lorch issue is tiring

Thembinkosi Lorch in training after his return from injury.

Not a day in the world of football goes by without any interesting news; here is a quick round-up of yesterday’s news in case you missed the action.

Thembinkosi Lorch returns from injury.

Richard Ofori’s return from injury is a welcome relief for Orlando Pirates supporters, who are not pleased with the second-choice goalkeeper, Siyabonga Mpontshane’s performances, with the famous Yusuf Maart long-distance goal still fresh on their mind.

The Buccaneers supporters are yet to warm up to third-choice keeper, Sipho Chaine, so the return of Ofori came as great news.

Miguel Timm also returns from a minor injury after missing last week’s game against Stellenbosch F.C.

Out of the three players returning from injury, it is Thembinkosi Lorch’s name that garnered more interest, with the Buccaneers fans divided in their opinions about his return.

While others were excited and would love to see their idol on the pitch as soon as possible, many others would love nothing more than to see him gone.

“The Lorch issue is tiring”@BolediTxa one supporter simply replied on iDiski Times‘ tweet.

“Ey to HELL with this guy man…YESES!” wrote Candy Leigh on journalist, Austin Ditlhobolo’s Facebook page.

For the neutrals, it is a case of, “Welcome back Lorch, sorry we didn’t notice you were gone!”

Swallows FC transfer ban lifted

Ernst Middendorp must be a relieved man.

The lifting of his side’s transfer ban means he can now be able to pimp his Fiat 500 as he referred to his Swallows side a month or so ago, with some new parts and race it away from the relegation zone.

Swallows are in desperate need of some strong reinforcements, and they have moved quickly to register their former Supersport United forward, Evans Rusike, to boost their attack.

We can expect more players to be announced soon.

Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane municipality reach an agreement.

On top of FNB stadium, Kaizer Chiefs can now call Peter Mokaba stadium their second home, and their Marketing and Commercial Director, Jessica Motaung, is excited about the agreement.

“We want the magic in Limpopo, we wanna make sure that Polokwane’s magic rubs off on us,” she said.

Amakhosi won trophies while playing in Polokwane, in 2011 and 2015.

Perhaps that is the magic Jessica is referring to, perhaps there is more, one can never know with African football.

Whatever magic Jessica is talking about, her team needs it, starting tomorrow against their nemesis, Royal AM.

Yeye Letsholonyane Comments about his coaching Appointment at Amazulu, and coaching qualifications.

“I’m here because I was given an opportunity to start afresh,” Letsholonyane told the media.

“So, I don’t know anyone, I don’t know any player, I’m not going to be influenced by anyone.

“So whatever decision I’m going to make, it is my decision, if I fail if I win, it’ll be my decision.

“And also for me, it’s an opportunity to grow without any influences without anyone telling me who to play or pick or what to do.

“So, it’s soley me coming here starting my career out of the comfort of Joburg or of my team. 

“Try to make myself better, also better the players.”

“Currently, I’m holding a CAF B license which I completed last year in Zambia,” he added.

“I’m waiting obviously for CAF A license.

“I need to complete my Scottish B UEFA license which will  probably be  this year, I’ll also finish the last part of it.”

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Thembinkosi Lorch in training after his return from injury.
Thembinkosi Lorch in training after his return from injury.