On December 23, 2023, Thembinkosi Lorch of Orlando Pirates and Siphesihle Ndlovu of SuperSport United were captured in action during the DStv Premiership match between their teams at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa. It is rare for players to move across from one of South Africa’s “big three” clubs to another. Some notable players who have made this move from Pirates to the Brazilians include Teko Modise, Gift Leremi, Innocent Mdletshe, Lebogang “Cheeseboy” Mokoena, and Oupa Manyisa.
The reason for Lorch’s departure from the team is unclear, and opinions on whether the move is good for him are divided, with some waiting to hear the club’s reasons before making a judgment. The arrival of two top players is seen as a positive move to strengthen the squad and add value to the team by Soccer Laduma’s new home, SNL24.com.