Bucs reveal official jersey numbers for 2022/23 season

With the 2022/23 DSTV Premiership League commencing on the first weekend of August, Orlando Pirates has released the First Team jersey numbers.

This comes after numerous players and technical staff changes during the off season.

Several key players left, putting down a few numbers for new arrivals while some players chose to change their jersey numbers before the season starts.

The Buccaneers have revealed that the former skipper Happy Jele’s jersey number 4 will now be on the back of midfielder Miguel Tim, defender Nkosinathi Sibisi will take number 5 that was worn by Ntsikelelo Nyauza while striker Monnapule Saleng takes number 14 that was left by Thulani “Tyson” Hlatshwayo.

Strikers Evidence Makgopa and Bienvenu Eva Nga will rock numbers 17 and 33 respectively.

The other new addition to the First Team of the Soweto Giants, defender Tapelo Xoki, found jersey number 27 unclaimed at the Buccaneers, and will be wearing it.

Deon Hotto dropped number 11 for jersey number 7 ahead of the new season and Fortune Makaringe took 11 vacating his jersey number 15.

The rest of the squad continue with their original squad numbers, including players currently loaned out to other Clubs.

Pirates begin their season with a Derby clash against Soweto rivals Swallows at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 6 August.


Here is the full list of jersey numbers below: 

2 Thabiso Monyane

3 Thembinkosi Lorch

4 Miguel Timm

5 Nkosinathi Sibisi

6 Ben Motshwari

7 Deon Hotto

8 Siphesihle Ndlovu

11 Fortune Makaringe

12 Collins Makgaka

14 Monnapule Saleng

16 Thabang Monare

17 Evidence Makgopa

18 Kabelo Dlamini

20 Goodman Mosele

23 Innocent Maela

24 Tebogo Tlolane

25 Zakhele Lepasa

26 Bandile Shandu

27 Tapelo Xoki

28 Ntsako Makhubela

29 Paseka Mako

31 Richard Ofori

33 Bienvenu Eva Nga

35 Kopano Thuntsane

37 Terrence Dzvukamanja

40 Siyabonga Mpontshane

45 Vincent Pule

46 Kwame Peprah

49 Olisa Ndah

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