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Orlando Pirates, The Iron Dukes. A story of Love, guts and glory. Defeat is born out of victory.

Updated on January 30, 2016

The Iron Dukes, Orlando Pirates Giants.


Orlando Pirates, the Iron Dukes. A Poem of Love, guts and glory. Defeat stems ( is born) from Victory.

Thee Iron Dukes, A Poem of Love, Guts, Glory Defeat is born of Victory.

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This is deep from the depths of my support, and admiration,of the Iron Duke, Dr I Khoza, The Empress Itumeleng Khoza and the esteemed Pirates Supporters.
The followers of the most courageous Esentic soccer team in Mzansi.

Goal Keepers:

B.Mhlongo.( elastic and very hard to intimidate) .


S Mpontshane.


‎I Sarr.( Courageous full of stamina).



L.Lekgwathi.( Captain off the record, has earned respect and loyalty of the Iron Dukes Giants and supporters)


S.Swangweni.( Commitment, dedication, and loyal till the ball is out the pitch from every tackle).



T.Matlaba. ( As skillful as striker, magician when then the ball is between his two feet, aye ye ye).


T.Qalinge ( the reincarnation of Gift Lerimi and Scara 11 Ngobese)T.Rakhele.‎ ( The most tricky player to get the ball off his feet, lahla umlenze)



E.Gygima.( Strength of a OX, what a blessing to have in the team)



M.Masuku. ( young, eager to be a midfield maestro)



S.Gabuza. ( rage, killer touches and finishes).




Eric Tinkler. ( Got us to the CAF Final 2015/2016 Season- Our/His squad was plagued by crippling injuries throughout the season, what a Icon, I pray the powers that be give him TIME.

Technical Staff and Management:Your guidance, brilliance, vision, tactics, faith and loyalty to Orlando Pirates has made us immortal, Splendid on the pitch, cautious and thankful to our supporters and other PSL clubs for the amazing quality of football.

May grace, embody our every move.May we have mercy, when we are strong, and may we identify our weaknesses when we are weak.To more success domestically ‎and in the continent of Africa.More trophies.May our players have seasons that span over 20 years with the club.

May we preserve the brand Orlando Pirates Fc.We we rain, over our opponents, may we work effortlessly, tirelessly and find strength when we are off form and weak.
May we continue be Imaginative on the field.May we continue be cautious of the field.May our supporters embrace us in victory as well as hardships.We we grow with each game, each training session.May we continue be strategic and formulate moves that will bamboozle our peers.

May we continue to play with heart and flair.
May we bring more trophies home.
When you think Orlando Pirates may you think Giants of football and trophies in the PSL.

Technical Staff and Management:
‎Alexandra Bezzerra Revoredo

Bobby Ramasia.

Itumeleng Irvin Khoza.

Japhet Borgesvere.

Jetfery Mokoalax.

Jah Williams.

Mandy Lee Solomon.

Pule Sithole.

Shiraaz Josephs.

Teboho Claude Moloi.

Thabiso Mmoledi.

Thulani Dlamini

William Nwadinobi ‎Okpara.

Aspirations, Dreams and Goals:
The Orlando Pirates ( Thee Iron Dukes and Giants)Pledge:‎

Adopted: 6 December 2001

We at Orlando Pirates recognise:

  • That women are the base and children the future of our society
  • That violence against women and children is like waging a war on ourselves as a nation

We at Orlando Pirates therefore pledge:

  • To be vocal and speak out against violence targeted at women and children
  • To be exemplary through our deeds and serve as role models
  • To be supportive to women and children affected by violence

Like manners once did, violence is now shaping and obsessing our society. If we do not stop it, it will stop us, and our children will have a bleak future.

Orlando Pirates Football Club

God's Poet Nkosi

Nkosinathi Ncala‎


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