Orlando Pirates have released the latest list of players’ jersey numbers for the 2019/20 season, with some of the club’s confirmed new signings added to it.
According to the list issued by the club, the Buccaneers have 31 players in coach Milutin Sredojevic’s squad for the new season.
“Orlando Pirates is pleased to confirm the first team squad numbers for the 2019/20 season.
With every new season, players vacate, and new players come into the team and with that numbers are made available or re-allocated,” Pirates stated on the club’s official website.
“While there is no science to the allocation of numbers, to some players the numbers are chosen based on position, while others superstitiously choose what they deem to be their lucky numbers,” confirmed the club.
“Ntsikelelo Nyauza has moved from no. 2 to no. 5 while defensive midfielder Ben Motshwari has downgraded from the high numbers, moving down to no. 6. As for the new acquisitions: Gabadinho Mhango has been allocated no. 7; Siphesihle Ndlovu no. 8; Fortune Makaringe no. 15; Bongani Sam no. 19; Kabelo Dlamini no. 8; and Tshegofatso Mabasa no. 16.