Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer gives update on Thembinkosi Lorch

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is uncertain if Thembinkosi Lorch will play in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final second leg tie against Raja Casablanca.

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer gives update on Thembinkosi Lorch

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is uncertain if star man Thembinkosi Lorch will play any part in the club’s CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final second leg tie against Raja Casablanca on Sunday, 23 May.

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Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw at the Orlando Stadium last Saturday with Vincent Pule on target for the Buccaneers late in the first half.

Unfortunately for the home side, they conceded an all-important away goal when Ben Malango found the back of the net on the hour mark.

Lorch came off the bench to replace Fortune Makaringe after 77 minutes following a long injury lay-off.

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Looking ahead to second leg, Zinnbauer said according to Kickoff: “Lorch, we are happy he is back. We know he was long, long time out and we have to see what happened after the game.

“What’s happened, what is the pain and what is his feeling, and we prepare him for the next game.

“But I cannot say now if he is in the starting line-up or he is on the bench but what is important for us first is he is available and that is good for us.”

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Orlando Pirates were without seven of their first team regulars including captain Happy Jele and goalkeeper Richard Ofori in the first leg.

But Zinnbauer hinted that these, and other players, could return to the Orlando Pirates starting XI in Casablanca this weekend.

“I know  (Richard) Ofori we have to test; I know he was on the bench. We have to test this week and see how he can work. We have a long week, it’s the first time for a long time ago and (Thembinkosi) Lorch also, and the other players also Happy (Jele), we also have (Terrence) Dzvukamanja there is a long, long list of players out but maybe we have a chance that they can come back next week,” Zinnbauer told the media.

Orlando Pirates will have their work cut out for them at the Stade Mohammed V Stadium in Morocco on Sunday which has become something of a fortress for the tournament favourites.

Kick-off is at 18:00 SA time.

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Source : The South African More   

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Between a rock and a hard place: Mzansi reacts to Mohale’s ‘Rockville’ gig

Mzansi yet again dragged the Motaung-Mhlongo marriage on Twitter following Mohale’s appearance on Mzansi Magic’s Rockville on Sunday 16 May. 

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Mohale took to Instagram to share a clip of himself on the hit series Rockville. Mohale played Zamani, the boyfriend of Sipho (Trevor Gumbi), in the last episode. 

“Meet Zamani. I made a young appearance on #RockVille5 this past Sunday, and the plot has definitely thickened ????! Adonis is definitely not happy with me ???? and Sipho is definitely up to no good! Ei, Umjolo ????????,” wrote Mohale on Instagram. 

He went on to thank producers Connie and Shona Ferguson, as well as cast members. 

“Really enjoyed working amongst the greatest, @gail_mabalane @trevorgumbi @wisemanzither @tarinapatel Thank you, @connie_ferguson @ferguson_films @sediimatsunyane,” he added. 

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MZANSI DRAGS SOMIZI AND MOHALE’S MARRIAGE 

Somizi and Mohale cannot catch a break from Tweeps poking fun at their marriage which seems to be on the rocks. Some joked about Mohale being asked to act after the producers have seen his acting in his marriage. 

Others have picked on Mohale’s acting skills. 

MOHALE ADDRESSES ACTING GIGS ‘BASED ON NAME’

Tweeps feel it is unfair that Mohale are getting acting gigs just because of his name and association with Somizi. This became a point of discussion already after his Rhythm City gig with tweeps pointing out that qualified actors and actresses are without jobs.

“About the ’Rhythm City’ gig, people expect me to not do anything simply because I am married to a famous person. I can’t blame myself for getting married to Somizi, and that now must not mean I shouldn’t pursue any opportunities simply because people are going to say that Somizi got them for me,” said Mohale according to IOL.

Source : The South African More   

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