When Tebogo Moloi joined Orlando Pirates in 1987, he earned R437 per month and he was fine with it.
The son of Pirates legend, Percy ‘Chippa’ Moloi, Tebogo had always been taught that dedication and servitude to the skull and crossbones was noble.
Chippa’s son was born the same year that Kaizer Motaung left Pirates, 1968 the year of the Phantom Split. In that year of great upheaval, Chippa had also given up on the black and white, and like Kaizer, a man with whom he had terrorised opponents as the heartbeat of the Pirates side in the ’60s, had left to form his own club Hungry Lions of Rockville.
But Moloi, yearned for the return of the glory days for the Bucs, days when Pirates was a smooth-running machine and boardroom brawls did not spill onto the field of play and affect the team. Read More…