Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates are planning on celebrating their 75th anniversary
by completing a clean-sweep of titles, according to assistant coach
The Buccaneers have already been crowned MTN8 and Telkom Knockout
champions this season, and 2012 will give the Soweto giants the chance
to lay their hands on the Nedbank Cup, PSL and African Champions League
Moloi, part of the Pirates class of '95 that clinched Africa's biggest club cup competition, told The Sowetan:
"Next year is an important year in the history of Orlando Pirates, and
we want to celebrate the 75th anniversary with a bang by sweeping the
"When we closed for the festive season holidays, we told the
players the honeymoon of celebrating the success in the Telkom Knockout
was over. We are reopening on January 9 when we will also be meeting the
"We have to start channeling all our energies into the league as it is still within reach."
Pirates, treble champions least term, will also be reaching out
to the community in order to forge a stronger history and firmer
connection with the club's supporters, and marketing director Nkosana
Khoza issued a request to the public.
"We would appreciate it if we can get our hands on (Bucs
memorabilia) because it will allow us to begin filling some of the
blanks of this rich history," Khoza said.
"A football club is only as strong as its connection with its
history and its supporters. Kindly share with us your photos and
"We are particularly interested in photos and memorabilia from pre-1970s."