October 7 1911 — July 5 1990
At this house in 1939, an eager band of schoolboys was transformed into one of South Africa’s most formidable soccer teams, Orlando Pirates. This was the home and headquarters of the team’s first president, Bethuel Mokgosinyana, who turned the boys into professionals. He gave Pirates their "colours", the black and white kit they wear today. Every Wednesday, for 10 years, the boys gathered to discuss game strategy; Mokgosinyana always opened and closed these marathon sessions with a prayer. On Fridays before matches the chosen team "camped" here all night.
- » ARTIST: Sam Nhlengethwa
- » ADDRESS: 4503 Khunou Street, Orlando East, Soweto, Johannesburg