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Relebohile Mofokeng’s happiest moment playing alongside his role model

Orlando Pirates starlet Relebohile Mofokeng has recalled his happiest moment playing alongside his role model.

The 18-year-old quickly rose up the ranks after joining the PSL giants in July 2022 playing in the DStv Diski Challenge.

After seven months in February 2023, he was promoted to the first team after showing great potential.

In the current season, the talented attacker has been one of the key players for Jose Riveiro. He has made 11 appearances in all competitions.

What’s lacking in his game is goal contribution as he has yet to find the back of the net and has provided one assist.


According to the Pirates academy graduate, Thembinkosi Lorch is his role model and playing alongside him was a dream come true.

“My role model is Thembinkosi Lorch from 2016,” Mofokeng told PiratesTV.

Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch in action in the DStv Premiership
Thembinkosi Lorch in action for Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership

“During the AmaZulu FC game [last season], I was showboating with Thembinkosi Lorch, it was the happiest moment of the match.

“It was the first time I was playing with my role model, I could see him from close range.

“I couldn’t believe that I was playing with him, but I had to carry on. Later on, I told him I’m in disbelief that I’m playing with him. He explained to me that we’re yet to play more games.”


Mofokeng further revealed that his list of role models has increased since joining the first team adding the duo of Kabelo Dlamini and Monnapule Saleng.

“Now there’s a number of them [role models] like Kabelo Dlamini and Monnapule Saleng. They are constantly motivating and advising me. Whenever I’m with them, discussions will always accommodate me.

“They always try to involve me; I don’t feel left out or something. I can always engage and be free around them. We can always talk about soccer, and I learn a lot from them,” Mofokeng added.

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