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Lorch Breaks Silence On Failed Overseas Link

Lorch: I Had Offers From Overseas

by Mazola Molefe

Sep 11, 2019 04:13 PM

Tags: Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch Club Brugge Royale Union Saint-Gilloise Toulouse Dijon

Orlando Pirates talisman Thembinkosi Lorch, who is also the Premier Soccer League’s reigning Footballer of the Year, faced the media for the first time since a potential move abroad failed to materialise right up until the final days of the transfer window. 

The soft-spoken Buccaneers attacker did not deflect, speaking out about why he did not leave the club amid reports of interest from Belgium and France.  

Read: Pirates Midfielder On How Bucs Can End Winless Streak

Siya sources had indicated that Percy Tau’s former and current clubs – Royal Union Saint-Gilloise and Club Brugge – were keen, as well as two more French Ligue 1 outfits in Dijon Football Cote d’Or and Toulouse FC. 

“I had offers from clubs overseas, but I think the offers were not good for both the team and me. I have a contract with Pirates and I have to focus and play as well as do my best,” Lorch confirmed to the media on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bafana Bafana international argued that he has no point to prove, though he has left the door open for anything to happen in the near future.

“I have had some coaches telling me that I need to score more goals and things like that, but I feel I have done my part. I don’t have to prove (anything) to anyone. I just have to play my football and help the team to win games,” said Lorch.

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Sep 13, 2019 12:32 PM

You have nothing to prove sir.............they can ask Bvuma

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Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM

Truly he doesn't deserve a move overseas.Just overrated because he scores in every game he plays against Kaizer Chiefs.Remember scoring against Chiefs open doors for players even how mediocre you may be you'll never be forgotten. Even his Player Of The Season accolades should have gone to Bro Hlompho Kekana who's been denied this every year.No overseas team that wanted him was mentioned until after the closure of the window period. He's only a PSL material type of player and for that only good for the Buccaneers. His style of play will not suit that of the Yellow Nation just like uLebese and Brockey.It doesn't mean Mr Mosimane neglected them it was just their style of play.After all ene is a good player.If I offended anyone about this comment please forgive me it's just how I see it ?

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Romeo Mtshali
Sep 13, 2019 09:28 AM

No; you are wrong Mr Lorch; you still need to prove yourself throughout the upcoming season again; you've only shined once and remember you were competing with other players on your reign to footballer of the year; on my perspective I think you need to go and play for Sundowns, they are more experienced with champions football; and you'll get exposed to more talent in the CAF; and scouts from abroad can notice you; better scouts I mean. But you are shinning well in Orlando Pirates; so good work ?

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