chasing ghosts

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Orlando Pirates are on a campaign to revive their supporters' club branches at the coast, starting in Cape Town this weekend.

"It is a known fact that we have multitudes of supporters in the coastal areas," said Mickey Modisane, Pirates' communications manager.

"We are always assured a big turnout when we play either friendlies or official games in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.

"The problem is that we need to have a database of everybody who is a Buccaneer, that is why we are embarking on a campaign to ensure everybody is registered.

"We are taking representatives of our sponsors Adidas and Vodacom on board to all the meetings as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the club.

"There will be hampers given to the supporters," said Modisane, adding that they will also meet the Western Cape executive of their supporters' structure tomorrow.

"After the meeting, we will be going to the airport with the supporters to welcome the team when they land in Cape Town at 1pm."

On Sunday, Pirates' officials will address supporters in general at Langa High School, starting at 1pm. Modisane said team officials will be in Durban next weekend.

"We will make an announcement about the other areas on the coast that we will be visiting. The plan is to have fully fledged structures in all the areas."