Absa Premiership

Thopola raring to go with Pirates

2018-01-04 17:27
Diamond Thopola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates latest signing Diamond Thopola says he wants to help the Soweto giants challenge for a league and cup double this season.

Thopola, 27, arrived at Mayfair from Chippa United last week alongside left-back Phetso Maphanga, who also plied his trade with the Chilli Boys.

However, Thopola, who's known for his tireless displays from right-back, arrives with real pedigree as a senior South Africa international and experience of captaining his former side.

Calf problems restricted the former Thanda Royal Zulu defender to only three league starts this season - in which he led his side out as their leader.

"I feel ready to take to the pitch in Pirates' colours, but I know it won't be easy," he told the club's website.

"I missed a few games in the first half of the season but being here now has energised me and I'm ready to help the Club challenge for the league and upcoming Nedbank Cup.

"I'm settling in and adjusting to the club, and I must thank my teammates for that. They have welcomed me and that has made it easy to adjust to the new environment.

"Coach Micho and his technical staff have also been very supportive."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 01 March 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Baroka FC, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Black Leopards, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.