Pirates stars in 'punch-up'

2011-11-21 09:41

Johannesburg - Two prominent Orlando Pirates players have been arrested for an alleged punch-up in Sandton early on Saturday, reports the Sowetan.

Police Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the pair was arrested after allegedly assaulting a 26-year-old man.

"A case of assault and theft was opened," said Tsinyane, adding that the players were out on R1 000 bail each.

Their identities cannot be revealed before they appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Pirates have confirmed the arrest of the duo.

Bucs spokesperson Mickey Modisane said: "The details are still sketchy, we are going meet the players to get to the bottom of this matter. We will also launch an investigation".

The arrest comes a month after Sowetan carried an article saying partying Pirates' players worry club chairman Irvin Khoza. It is alleged that partying is part of the reason the league champions have been blowing hot and cold.


  • Khwezi Nyathi - 2011-11-21 10:03

    Andile Jali and Ndumiso Mabena. Their names were revealed on other news publications before they appeared in court. Wat's with news24?

  • Hennie - 2011-11-21 12:39

    Maybe boxing is their future because they don't play football very well

  • Orapeleng Molosiwa - 2011-11-21 12:49

    I am not surprised,they have always been a team of fighters,LOL!

  • phakatsr - 2011-11-21 13:31

    It never rain but pours for Pirates.

  • Peter - 2011-11-21 16:30

    The game against Wits says it all. They played like they all had hangovers. It is becoming harder and harder to support soccer. The players are unable to rise to the occasion, and they do not deserve the support the fans give them.

      rossallenronnie - 2011-11-21 17:11

      the way i feel about my beloved pirates i would rather not comment come on guys what is going on with with you

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