Cape Town - Orlando Pirates administrative official
Floyd Mbele says there is no truth to reports linking Thembinkosi Lorch
with a European move.
Lorch has been linked with both Club Brugge in Belgium and Turkish
giants Besiktas and speculation of a possible exit intensified when the
26-year-old was a notable absentee from the Pirates squad that drew 1-1
with Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Saturday.
But Mbele has moved quickly to say that the decision to exclude Lorch against Phunya Sele Sele was purely a tactical one.
"We don't know anything about those reports, we only see them in the
newspapers," Mbele told KickOff, referring to reports of a move to
Brugge or Besiktas.
"There was nothing wrong with his absence on Saturday. It was only a technical decision."
The Sea Robbers will be looking to return to winning ways when they
face Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.
- TeamTalk Media