Orlando Pirates is becoming a hot topic of the week when it comes to social media trends, but the club is doing so for all the right reasons as they celebrate Thembinkosi Lorch’s birthday.
The Soweto giants took to Twitter to wish the Bafana Bafana international a happy birthday and as usual, South Africans are joining in to send their messages.
Lorch’s birthday comes 24 hours after the club announced a new Adidas shirt which really left many Buccaneers die-hard impressed.
Formerly with Chippa United, the skillful attacker has always been a key player for the former African champions and will be expected to continue with his rich vein of form in the next term.
Lorch was instrumental for the club during last season’s CAF Confederation Cup where they reached the final but narrowly lost to the Moroccan outfit, RS Berkane.
Despite netting a crucial goal in the match held in Nigeria, the Bloemfontein-born star failed to convert his spot kick but there’s no doubt he remains a darling for the Ghost.
With captain Happy Jele having left the club, many Pirates supporters feel Lorch is the right candidate to wear the armband.
Entertainment SA headed to the Twitter streets and selected a few heartwarming messages for the player as he enters the age of 29.
“Wishing our #3 Thembinkosi Lorch a very Happy Birthday today! We hope you have a great day,” wrote the club.
“Give him the armband, #10, and a 5-year contract!!”
Siyavuya praised the midfielder and said:
“Happy birthday best player active player in South Africa.”
Buddynice Manzini said:
“Give this boy the armband, he has been a pillar of the strength of the team, it might elevate his performance.”
Mbuso shared his wish for the talented footballer. He wrote:
“Happy Birthday Nyoso. I hope you stay injury free and wear the armband with pride and lead us to the promised land.”
Sphesihle Mchunu said:
“Happy birthday to our Super Star. TL3.”