Kick Off - - MY DREAM TEAM -

Brian Baloyi

Brian was a great goal­keeper and we were to­gether at the na­tional team. He gave us a hard time when we played against Kaizer Chiefs.

Ger­ald Raphahlela

‘Mgababa’ was one of my best friends at Pi­rates – a tough de­fender and a great per­son to talk to off the field.

Bren­dan Silent

Bren­dan was one of our most con­sis­tent play­ers – he could play right­back, right-wing or right wing-back. He gave us bal­ance and con­trib­uted to­wards Pi­rates’ suc­cess in Africa.

Benni McCarthy

Benni was young when we played to­gether in the na­tional team, but even then I could see that he was a dif­fer­ent class.

Coach: Vik­tor Bon­darenko

I played my best foot­ball un­der Vik­tor Bon­darenko – he made me to come out of my shell be­cause he be­lieved in me. Be­fore Bon­das, I had Joe Frick­le­ton and we didn’t get along. Bon­das made us play from the back and he didn’t be­lieve in just kick­ing the ball up front.

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