Register Login Live

Fan Park

The Numbers Game: Bucs Jersey Merry-Go-Round

Orlando Pirates have officially unveiled their players’ jersey numbers ahead of the 2019/20 season, with some of the club’s new stars swapping number’s with their famous counterparts.

With Pirates having brought in nine new signings for the upcoming season, the likes of Mpho Makola, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Thabo Matlaba, Thabo Qalinge and Jackson Mabokgwane all had to make way.

This naturally led to the new signings inheriting previously vacated jersey numbers. There has also been some internal jersey swapping amongst the players.

Here are some of the players who have inherited jersey numbers from former Buc’s stars.

Jersey number 5:

Previous owner: Makola
New Owner: Ntsikelele Nyauza

Jersey number 7:

Previous owner: Mahachi
New Owner: Gabadinho Mhango

Jersey number 8:
Previous owner: Matlaba
New Owner: Siphesihle Ndlovu

Jersey number: 16
Previous owner: Mabokgwane
New Owner: Tshegofatso Mabasa

Jersey number 15:

Previous owner: Qalinge
New Owner:Fortune Makaringe

Jersey number 19:

Previous owner: Chabalala
New Owner: Bongani Sam


Pule Maraisane
Austin Mawowo
Brilliant Khuzwayo

What do you think of the new jersey number allocation at Pirates? 


Sam vs Mothiba – Who Wears The Tucked-In Style Best?


Top 5

Chiefs v Sundowns Postponed For Two Months

84 Dec 12, 2019 12:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

18 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

35 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso: If We Benefitted, It’s About Time

148 Dec 12, 2019 10:52 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

35 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

199 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

6 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

336 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Top Goalscorers This Season So Far

14 Dec 09, 2019 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

16 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

37 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns