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Orlando Pirates Mourns the Passing of Legendary Bernard Hartze

Orlando Pirates Mourns the Passing of Legendary Bernard Hartze

In a somber announcement, Orlando Pirates conveyed the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of its legendary players, Bernard Hartze, at the age of 78 on Wednesday, January 17.

Though some younger Pirates supporters might not be familiar with his legacy, football never forgets its true legends.

“Dancing Shoes,” as he was fondly known, left an indelible mark on the world of football, contributing significantly to the rich history of Orlando Pirates.

The club expressed its deepest sympathy to the Hartze family, acknowledging the profound loss of a true icon.

As tributes pour in from fans, colleagues, and the broader football community, memories of Hartze’s remarkable contributions to the sport resurface.

The impact of his playing days will forever be etched in the hearts of those who witnessed his skill and passion on the field.

Relebohile Mofokeng’s Wolverhampton Wanderers Trial Update

In a significant turn of events for rising star Relebohile Mofokeng, an update has surfaced regarding his trial with English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The young sensation, who captured attention with his skill on the field, embarked on a trial with the renowned Wolves in October 2023.

Coach Jose Riveiro confirmed this surprising move during a press conference ahead of Orlando Pirates’ Carling Knockout Cup match against Cape Town Spurs.

The news sparked excitement and curiosity about Mofokeng’s potential journey to the English football scene.

Having returned to South Africa in November 2023, Mofokeng shared insights into his trial experience, revealing that the football dynamics in England were not entirely foreign to what he was accustomed to locally.

The football community eagerly awaits further developments in Mofokeng’s promising career.

Orlando Pirates’ Resumption and Upcoming DStv Premiership Fixture

While mourning the loss of Bernard Hartze, Orlando Pirates looks ahead to the resumption of training next week.

The current AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast has prompted a break in the DStv Premiership, with the second round set to commence on February 13.

Pirates, ready to resume the fight in the league, will face Chippa United at the iconic Orlando Stadium.

The anticipation among supporters grows as they look forward to witnessing the team’s performance and honoring the memory of a true legend in Bernard “Dancing Shoes” Hartze.

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