Orlando Pirates top goal scorers – 2023/24 season

Orlando Pirates top scorer, Zakhele Lerato Lepasa
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Orlando Pirates top goal scorers for 2023/24 season is beginning to take shape as players compete to finish as the team's top scorer this season.

Pirates began the 2023/24 season on 5 August 2023 in a Premier Soccer League match against Stellenbosch.

It was an unfortunate start for the South African giants in that they marked their first game of the campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Stellies without scoring.

However, the battle for Orlando Pirates top goal scorers this season unfolded, as far as goals are concerned, in the club's second game against Royal AM in the league.

Zakhele Lepasa scored Pirates' first goal this season in the 4-2 defeat of Royal AM to set the ball rolling in front of the opposition goalposts.

Competitions Orlando Pirates participated in this season

Aside the top-flight league, the Buccaneers competed in the CAF Champions League, the MTN8 and the Carling Knockout Cup.

At the time of writing, Pirates have been knocked out of the CAF Champions League in the second Round at the hands of Jwaneng Galaxy.

Nonetheless, Jose Riveiro's side were victorious in the MTN8, beating Mamelodi Sundowns in the finals on penalty shootouts after it ended goalless in 120 minutes.

Orlando Pirates players in action against Mamelodi Sundowns
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Again, Pirates have also been knocked out of the Carling Knockout Cup at the quarterfinal stage at the hands of Richards Bay. This means the PSL is the only competition left for the Bucs to play this season.

So far, 11 players have scored for Orlando Pirates this campaign: Lepasa opened the scoring for the club in the PSL, MTN8 and the Champions League, while Tapelo Xoki scored Pirates' first goal in the Carling Knockout Cup.

Overall, Lepasa leads in the top scorer chart for Orlando Pirates on 10 goals, with the closest teammate Patrick Maswanganyi on 3 goals.

With the PSL only left to play for the Bucs, it'll be interesting to see how the top scorer table shapes up in the remaining months of the season.

Orlando Pirates top goal scorers table – 2023/24 season

Orlando Pirates Top Scorers 2023/24 Season

S/N Player  Goals in all Competitions PSL Goals
1 Zakhele Lepasa 10 3
2 Patrick Maswanganyi 3 2
3 Evidence Makgopa 3 2
4 Bandile Shandu 2 2
5 Monnapule Saleng 2 1
6 Thabiso Monyane 1 1
7 Deon Hotto Kavendi 1 0
8 Innocent Maela 1 0
9 Tapelo Xoki 1 0
10 Kermit Erasmus 1 0
11 Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo 1 0

List of Orlando Pirates players – 2023/24 season

  • Siphelo Baloni
  • Melusi Nkazimulo
  • Buthelezi Melusi Nkazimulo
  • Sipho Chaine
  • Kabelo Dlamini
  • Bienvenu Eva Nga
  • Deon Hotto Kavendji
  • Lesedi Alton Kapinga
  • Kimvuidi Keikie Karim
  • Zakhele Lerato Lepasa
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Innocent Maela
  • Fortune Makaringe
  • Evidence Makgopa
  • Makhehlene Makhaula
  • Paseka Matsobane Mako
  • Patrick Maswanganyi
  • Thabang Amod Monare
  • Thabiso James Monyane
  • Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • Sandile Mthethwa
  • Olisa Harold Ndah
  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo
  • Tapelo Nyongo
  • Richard Ofori Antwi
  • Katlego Otladisa
  • Maliele Vincent Pule
  • Relebohile Ratomo
  • Monnapule Saleng
  • Thabiso Sesane
  • Bandile Shandu
  • Nkosinathi Sibisi
  • Miguel Raoul Timm
  • Tapelo Xoki
  • Kermit Erasmus

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 days ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.
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