Ntantala – Bazokhala ngathi trust me!

Tell us about yourself…

I’m Tandikaya Ntantala and 25 years old. I’m a Xhosa guy (uSkhomo, uZulu, uMhlatyana, uTshangisa, uRhudulu. Ngama Ngwevu lawo) and a responsible man; man of his word but real do understand people. Respect and humbleness are my middle name. I am from Eastern Cape in a small town known as Stutterheim, and football is my passion.

When did you start supporting Orlando Pirates?

I started to support Orlando Pirates in 1997.

How many soccer jerseys of your team have you bought?

5 jerseys.

Do you prefer to take your partner with to the stadium or friends?

I’m comfortable with my friends.

Have you ever kissed a girl by mistake (in celebration) at the stadium (or pub) after Orlando Pirates scored a goal?

Oh YES! We were in a pub! I won’t forget that… ever!

Have you used a Vuvuzela to drink beer/juice?

No! I think I should mark that in my list to do for next season…

What went wrong last season (2014/15) for Orlando Pirates?

Our coach Vladimir Vermezovic brought us down because he didn’t have a first eleven. He changed the team every week and also he used to have favourites and as a result he ended up not fielding good players, and by the time Eric Tinkler took over the boys already lost confidence. However, our caretaker coach did well to put us together and now we are solid team; we are ready for next season. Bazokhala ngathi trust me!

What do you love most about being an Orlando Pirates Supporter? And, what do you least enjoy?

I love to be a Bhakaniya because this team always has a team spirit and the management never ignores supporters’ views.

How much do you spend roughly on your team’s merchandise a season?

Tjo… about R2,600!

Best-ever game you’ve watched at the stadium and via television?

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs – it was a top 8 game (MTN8) when Oupa “Ace” Manyisa beat Itumeleng Khune with a long range strike. We won that game 1-0 and we were crowned champions!

Is the food nice at the stadium? What mostly do you eat and drink?

I never eat at Stadium, I only do juice.

Quick shibobo questions

Pap, Rice, Meal-rice or Pizza?


Coke, Juice, Beer or Whisky?


Nike, adidas, Puma or Reebok?


KFC, McDonald’s or Nandos?


Sports Bar, Shebeen or Tavern?

Sports bar

BMW, Benz, Tazz or VW?


Lotto, PowerBall or Sporttake?

Lotto and Sport take