Thembinkosi Lorch opens up on Sundowns move

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  • Post published:January 29, 2024

Thembinkosi Lorch has opened up on his move to Mamelodi Sundowns following his shock move from Orlando Pirates.

Lorch completed a transfer deadline day move to Sundowns after spending nine years at the Buccaneers.

The 30-year-old has racked up 34 goals and registered 30 assists in 176 appearances across all competitions during his time with the Soweto giants.

Lorch has since taken to social media to say his goodbyes to Pirates.

“It is with a mix of emotions that I announce my departure from Orlando Pirates FC,” Lorch said on his official Instagram account.

“My time has been filled with unforgettable memories, personal growth, and the chance to play alongside very talented football players.

“I extend my deepest appreciation to the chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, for providing me with the opportunity to play for a club that has so much history and for all the support during the difficult times in my life.

“Thank you to coach Jose Riveiro for his belief in me, the former and current coaches and the staff, the entire management team, and my teammates for all the memories we have built together.

“Most importantly, thank you to the passionate Buccaneers who have been my source of inspiration. Your loyalty and unwavering support have fueled my journey, and it has been an honour to wear the iconic Buccaneer jersey.

“I’m looking forward to this next chapter of my career with Mamelodi Sundowns, and I will do my best to support my teammates and contribute towards the club’s success.

“Thank you to the chairman of Mamelodi Sundowns, the management team, coach Rulani [Mokwena], and his successful technical team for having confidence in me joining this prestigious team.”