Monthly award timely boost for Thembinkosi Lorch as Orlando Pirates push for PSL title

The gifted attacker admitted that the Soweto giants are pushing for the most coveted trophy in the country

Orlando Pirates forward Thembinkosi Lorch has reflected on winning the PSL Player of the Month award for February 2019.

The 25-year-old player beat Lebohang Maboe of Mamelodi Sundowns, Chippa United defender Gladwin Shitolo and Cape Town City captain Thamsanqa Mkhize to the accolade.

Lorch stated that the award will boost his confidence ahead of Pirates' remaining league matches.

"I am happy because this award will help improve my performance and confidence ahead of our remaining games," Lorch told Pirates TV.

The former Cape Town All Stars attacker helped Bucs fight back to hold Bloemfontein Celtic to a 1-1 stalemate on Tuesday and the draw saw the Soweto giants climb to the top of the league table.

"We still have seven matches left. We have to push for the top (league title)," the Bloemfontein-born attacker continued.

Lorch, who is enjoying his best season in the PSL having scored five goals in the current campaign, thanked the Pirates technical team for making him a better player.

"I would like to thank God for the talent that he gave me, my team-mates for pushing me to work hard for the team as well as my coaches for guiding me and making me a better player," he added.

The South Africa international feels that his hard work has finally paid off as he has been doing some extra training.

"I have been consistent with performance and I have been doing extra training at Virgin active. So, it has paid off," he concluded.

Lorch and his Pirates will take on Zimbabwean side FC Platinum in the Caf Champions League Group B match at the Orlando Stadium on Friday.