- Orlando Pirates announced the nominees for the club’s player of the month for September awards
- The Soweto giants released a list of six nominees for the award
- The club’s supporters chose the winner of the award by voting for their preferred nominee via social media
Orlando Pirates have announced the six nominees for its player of the month award for September 2018. The nominees are last month’s winner Xola Mlambo, Vincent Pule, Ben Motshwari, Happy Jele, Thembinkosi Lorch and Augustine Mulenga.
Orlando Pirates supporters have been invited by the club to choose the winner of the award by voting for their preferred nominee via any of the club’s official social media pages.
Five of the six players featured in last month’s awards with only Lorch being a new addition for September. Lorch had a brilliant September and is widely seen as being one of the team’s best performers.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Lorch and Pule were key in Orlando Pirates’ success during September which saw the team briefly climbing to the top of the league log before dropping back down to second place.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Pule and Lorch scored two goals each and provided an additional two assists each during a golden run of form which saw The Buccaneers net seven points from three league fixtures.
Mulenga scored one goal and assisted with two others.
Motshwari and Mlambo once again combined well in the midfield to provide decent if not stellar coverage for their side.
Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele started all three matches for his side but his side conceded four goals in three matches.
Pirates would have remained top of the log were it not for a terrible late lapse against Cape Town City. The Soweto giants led most of the match by 2-0 but allowed the Capetonians back into the game with two late goals.
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