BUCS PRO THANKS FANS FOR UNDYING LOVE
By: Sihle Sikhakhane
Orlando Pirates Public Relations Officer, Mickey Modisane, has thanked the club’s fans for the manner in which they showed their undying love for the team last week.
The Buccaneers had to endure the disappointment of losing in three cup finals, including the CAF Champions League against Al Ahly in November last year. Bucs finally secured a silverware with a 3-1 victory over Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup final in Durban over the weekend.
On the club website Modisane said, “Under normal circumstances, other fans would have given up because we were from three Cup defeats. Our supporters deserve a pat on the back. They were unbelievable throughout the season.”
“Despite coming from very unpleasant defeats, they never booed any player; that is commendable. You must understand that our fans demand a lot from the team in terms of performance on the field; the players went out and won the Nedbank Cup for them,” Modisane added.
“The fact that 99% of the fans at Moses Mabhida were our supporters is something that we as a club appreciate. Now we have the Black Label Cup in July, so I call on all the fans to make the most of this unique opportunity and get involved.
“The Carling Black Label Cup is for the fans so, let us come out in large numbers again and help the team get the right balance for the MTN8 Cup and the League next season.”
Pirate’s players may have left the PSL Player Awards empty handed but they can hold their heads up high as the club topped the money list for total prize money earned in the 2013/14 season.
The Buccaneers top the money list having collected an impressive R21.55 million in prize money last season.
Mamelodi Sundowns come in at number two with R15.55 million. The reigning Absa Premiership champions, collected R10 million for lifting the coveted Absa Premiership as well as R4.5 million for winning three out of the four Q-Innovation quarters.
The rest of the R1.05 million was gained from their role in the Nedbank Cup (R400 000) and Telkom Knockout (R650 000).