Towering striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has left Orlando Pirates to join SuperSport United‚ the Buccaneers announced today. Pirates fans seemed more than relieved to be saying goodbye to the player.
Gabuza joined Pirates from Golden Arrows at the beginning of the 2013/14 season after impressing with 23 goals in 88 matches. He struggled with consistency in front of goals and regular game time at the Soweto giants with just eight strikes in 62 appearances.
Fans started running out of patience as his inability to put the goal in the back on the net intensified.
He will be remembered for losing his cool after fans jeered at him for missing a number of goal scoring chances in a match away at Black Leopards in October last year.
The 31-year-old said he leaves the Buccaneers with “wonderful memories and lifelong friendships”
Pirates fans took to social media to voice their relief at his departure. Twitter user Lelohoney said:
"We have suffered at the hands of this guy #Gabuza"
While Kosabo_Eze said:
"Gabuza is that player you can take him out off the pitch and NOT replace him but the team would actually play better. The Mabena of our team is gone. #Gabuza"
"I would like to call on @orlandopirates fans to stop hurling insults at Gabuza. It was not his fault. We misunderstood him. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors"
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