We don’t know who’s who

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Jwarha – Or­lando Pi­rates sup­porter

“The most im­por­tant thing for us as Or­lando Pi­rates sup­port­ers is that we have seen a lot of im­prove­ment in the per­for­mances of our team this year. The fight­ing spirit is there. Ev­ery­one is de­ter­mined in their work and there is unity. That’s what makes us sup­port the team whether they are play­ing at home or away. That’s why the team was able to achieve one of its goals, which was to go to a cup fi­nal, although we lost in the end. The com­bi­na­tions are work­ing and we are very pleased. We are second on the log go­ing into the Christ­mas break and that’s not bad. We are happy about the re­sults and we ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­fort that our play­ers have put in. The one thing I’ve not been happy about is the way ref­er­ees treat Pi­rates. It looks like they are our op­po­si­tion! We don’t know which fight they are fight­ing. All we know is that the ref­er­ees are from SAFA, not the PSL. Now, SAFA is the mother body of foot­ball in South Africa. It looks like there is a war be­tween the PSL and SAFA. The way some of the de­ci­sions go against Pi­rates leaves ques­tion marks. Even when we win a game, we do so ebun­z­i­meni (af­ter a lot of hard work). The ref­er­ees re­ally aren’t on our side and it’s a con­cern among our fans. They are let­ting us down. The team trains hard the whole week in preparation for a game, only for the ref­eree to spoil things. It’s not good! Even last Satur­day, in our CAF Cham­pi­ons League game, some of the de­ci­sions against us were ques­tion­able – it seems this prob­lem has ex­tended to Africa. We don’t know who’s who. This is killing the morale of our team! Other than that, I would like to wish all our sup­port­ers, play­ers and man­age­ment a merry Christ­mas and a happy New Year. Un­til we meet again next year!”

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