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Orlando Pirates Striker Apologizes to Fans

Orlando Pirates striker apologizes to fans for his behavior during the team’s match against the Black Leopards.

Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has offered his apologies to the fans following his behavior this week during the 2-1 triumph over Black Leopards.

In a video posted on Orlando Pirates official Twitter account, the 31-year-old striker said he was sorry for his behavior which he said came from a rush of emotions.

What Happened

Gabuza, who was whistled to by the fans throughout the first-half finally snapped after his shot was redirected into the Leopards goal by defender Tshivhavhudzi Ndou. While celebrating, Gabuza threw his shirt to the Sea Robbers fans gesturing they should replace him, and he then walked off the pitch straight into the dressing room.

Pirates had no choice but to play with ten men in the last seven minutes of the first half. Gabuza came back in the second half heavily strapped on his knee suggesting an injury but referee Thando Helpus Ndzandzeka was not buying it as he sent off Gabuza with two successive yellow cards.

The first yellow was for taking off his shirt while the second was for departing the pitch without permission from the referee.

Gabuza has been at the receiving end of a lot of abuse from the Sea Robbers faithful due to his poor form in front of goal that has seen him score just eight goals since 2014 in over 60 appearances.

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