New Season, New Numbers

Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm the squad numbers for the upcoming 2023/24 season.

After welcoming several new arrivals in the off-season, along with some departures, certain changes regarding the digits donned by the players on the back of their shirts have been made.

Recent signings Katlego Otladisa and Patrick Maswanganyi have been allocated the vacant numbers 12 and 28 respectively, while Lesedi Kapinga and Sephelo Baloni will wear 21 and 30 respectively.

The other new faces in the squad are attacking midfielder Karim Kimvuidi, who will play with number 25 on his back, with goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi donning number 35.

Meanwhile, there are a couple of switches that have been made. Striker Zakhele Lepasa vacates his number 25 and takes over the number 9 jersey. Makhehlene Makhaula switches from number 36 to 16 which was previously worn by fellow midfielder Thabang Monare, who has grabbed the vacant number 8.

Other changes to be noted is the change of surname of Relebohile Ratomo. As of the 2023/24 season, the 18-year-old will be known as Relebohile Mofokeng.

Here is the full list of First Team 2023/24 jersey numbers below:

2 Thabiso Monyane 

3 Thembinkosi Lorch

4 Miguel Timm 

5 Nkosinathi Sibisi 

6 Ben Motshwari

7 Deon Hotto

8 Thabang Monare 

9 Zakhele Lepasa 

11 Fortune Makaringe

12 Katlego Otladisa 

14 Monnapule Saleng

15 Phillip Ndlondlo 

16 Makhehlene Makhaula  

17 Evidence Makgopa  

18 Kabelo Dlamini  

21 Lesedi Kapinga

23 Innocent Maela

24 Sipho Chaine

25 Karim Kimvuidi

26 Bandile Shandu

27 Tapelo Xoki

28 Patrick Maswanganyi

29 Paseka Mako

30 Sephelo Baloni

31 Richard Ofori 

32 Souaibou Marou

33 Bienvenu Eva Nga

34 Azola Matrose

35 Melusi Buthelezi

38 Relebohile Mofokeng (Ratomo)

39 Sandile Mthethwa 

40 Siyabonga Mpontshane

45 Vincent Pule 

49 Olisa Ndah

95 Kermit Erasmus 

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