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Pirates’ 26 Stars For The 2020/21 Season Confirmed, Jersey Numbers Revealed

Orlando Pirates have confirmed 26 players in their squad for the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season and their jersey numbers have been revealed.  

Click through the gallery above for Pirates’ confirmed 26-man squad 

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“We are pleased to confirm the official jersey numbers for the 2020/21 Premier Soccer League season. With a new season kicking off tomorrow and the Club having gone through several changes in the offseason, jersey numbers have been updated,” Pirates confirmed on the club’s official website.

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“Some numbers have been freed up following the exits, resulting in many of the new Buccaneers grabbing the available digits, while some of the older squad members will be rocking new numbers on their back,” said the club.

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“New arrival Thulani Hlatshwayo takes up the previously vacant number 14 jersey, which was famously worn by former legendary captain Lucky Lekgwathi from 2002 to 2014, while Deon Hotto will sport the familiar number 11, which he wore at his previous club,” confirmed Bucs.

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“As for the other new arrivals, Wayde Jooste will rock number 17 and Collins Makgaka number 12. Terrence Dzvukamanja takes number 37, while the club's latest signing Thabang Monare is our new number 16,” said the Buccaneers.

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“Thabiso Monyane, who made his first team debut last season with 35 on his back has moved to the single digits, and will wear number 2 in the new campaign,” Pirates added.

Despite confirming 26 players’ jersey numbers, the Siya crew understands that the number should be 28 as Paseka Mako and Tebogo Tlolane – jersey number 29 and 24 respectively – do not appear on the list on the club’s official website but are on the video shared by the club on their Twitter account. 

Here is the full list below: 

2 Thabiso Monyane 
3 Thembinkosi Lorch
4 Happy Jele
5 Ntsikelelo Nyauza 
6 Ben Motshwari
7 Gabadinho Mhango
8 Siphesihle Ndlovu
9 Tshegofatso Mabasa 
11 Deon Hotto 
12 Collins Makgaka
14 Thulani Hlatshwayo 
15 Fortune Makaringe 
16 Thabang Monare 
17 Wayde Jooste 
18 Kabelo Dlamini 
19 Bongani Sam 
20 Luvuyo Memela
21 Nkanyiso Zungu
23 Innocent Maela
25 Zakhele Lepasa 
26 Austin Muwowo 
30 Wayne Sandilands
32 Linda Mntambo
40 Siyabonga Mphontshane
44 Abel Mabaso
45 Vincent Pule

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