Thembinkosi Lorch Biography 2021

 Thembinkosi Lorch (born 22 July 1993) is a South African professional footballer who plays as a forward for Orlando Pirates and the South African National Team.

The player  was born in Bloemfontein. He has lately scored a goal for South Africa against Egypt, which was an honor for his team. Lorch's family is a sports-loving one. In an interview, he revealed that his entire family support Kaizer Chiefs, which he also did during his younger years. The star started playing football at quite an early age. He played for a club known as Mountain Eagles in Ficksburg that his father owned. He started his football career at the club before moving on to college.

When he was at college, a TVET College club discovered his talent, and he became famous in 2013 when a Screamer Tshabalala spotted him after a game that his team played against Jomo Cosmos. It was during this time that he got to know of Pirates intentions, as they had their eyes on him. Soon after, he signed with Buccaneers and then was later loaned to Chippa United before he could even make it to the first team. Even so, his return was a dramatic one and everyone got to know about him and what he brought to the table. 

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He had a problem with signing up with Maluti FET College FC becasue of his ID. However, during the Motsepe League signing, it was discovered that he lacked an ID, a mandatory requirement, but his birth certificate came in handy, and in 2012, his ID was sorted. The football star is an all-rounded sportsman. When he is not playing football, he loves to engage in other sports activities including playing cricket. 

Lorch made news after his brilliant performance in Egypt. The player scored a very important goal and his efforts did not go unnoticed. As a part of celebrating their own, Nyoso, as he is often called, got a Gusheshe in his hometown named after him. 

The star won the Premiership Footballer of the Season as well as the Player's Player of the Season awards after he scored nine times in addition to providing five assists, so his team Pirates ended the season in the second place. In his humble nature, the moment was an emotional one, as he went ahead to thank his parents and teammates for being instrumental in his achievements. He chose to keep his acceptance speech short. He went on to reveal on the Orlando pirates website that this has been his best season ever. He also went on to thank those he had forgotten to acknowledge in his acceptance speech the night before. In his statement, Lorch said that this was repayment for his hard work throughout the entire season. He also mentioned that it was a sad state of affair that the entire team did not win any price. 

The star is currently dating  Natasha Thahane


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