Fri. May 24th, 2019


Thembinkosi Lorch Scoops Two Monthly Club Awards

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Thembinkosi Lorch of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on 19 September 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch has won two of the club’s monthly awards after an impressive display for the Soweto giants over the past few matches.

Lorch was voted as the recipient for Pirates’ December/January Player of the Month, as well as the Goal of the Month awards.

A statement on the club’s official website read:

“Coming off the back of a great November where Lorch proved to be a fans’ favourite, he stepped it up in the December/January phase of the competition by receiving the most votes across all Orlando Pirates official social media platforms.

“Amid stiff opposition from his teammates who put in noteworthy performances of their own, “Nyoso” cleaned up with the majority of votes across two key performance indicators. On the one hand, the Player of the Month prize demands consistency of performance, while on the other, it takes a single moment of sheer magic to influence the fan vote in walking away with the Goal of the Month. Following his feats since his November exploits, Lorch has maintained the same consistency in his game that has endeared him to the Bucs faithful,” confirmed the club.

It is the second time that the 25-year-old has claimed the awards.