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Lorch Hoping To Debut Against Pirates

While admitting it will be emotional, Thembinkosi Lorch is hoping to making his Mamelodi Sundowns debut on Saturday against his former team Orlando Pirates.

Lorch transferred to Sundowns on deadline, ending eight years as a Buccaneer, and he said he was very grateful for his time at Pirates.

Now as the 30-year-old prepares to make his first appearance for his new club, it is his previous club lying in wait for the DStv Premiership champions.

“First of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank my former team, Orlando Pirates, especially Dr Irvin Khoza for giving me the opportunity to play for a team like Orlando Pirates,” Lorch said at a press conference on Thursday.

“I remember I signed when I was 22 years and left there when I’m 30, so I’m grateful for the opportunity that he gave me. Pirates will always have a special place in my heart.

“And also I want to thank the President of Mamelodi Sundowns for believing in me, and for bringing me into this beautiful team and I’m looking forward to give my best for this team too.”

Lorch says he’s been welcomed well at Chloorkop and everyone at the club is pushing for selection for Saturday.

“I think the team welcomed me well in the team,” Lorch continued.

“The spirit in the team is very good. Everyone wants to play, every player wants to play over the weekend. Because we’re playing Pirates, it’s a big team it’s a big game. So ja, the coach will decide who plays so it’s up to the coach.”

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Lorch said if selected for Saturday, there will definitely be some emotions.

“It’s difficult to play my first game, especially against my former team,” Lorch added.

“But ja, life, we need to move on.

“I’m hoping that I will start over the weekend and do my best for my team.”

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