Thembinkosi Lorch Biography: Age, Girlfriend, Salary, Agent, Football Skills, Club, Cars, House & Child

Basic Information

Stage Name: aka “Nyoso”
Real Name:
Occupation: Professional Footballer
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Natasha Thahane (Girlfriend)

Nokuphiwa Mathithibala (former Girlfriend)

Education: Maluti FET College FC


is a professional footballer and athlete from South Africa. He plays as a forward for Orlando Pirates, and the South African National Team. In 2019, Lorch was named the South African Player of the Season, and also the players’ Player of the Season.

With the nickname “Nyoso”, kicked off his career at Maluti FET College FC. After playing in a game against Jomo Cosmos, he received a call from Screamer Tshabalala, who told him of the Pirates interest in him. He signed with the Orlando Pirates in 2015, and has since played for them, and sometimes on loan for various other clubs.

Lorch played his first PSL game against Free State Stars, on loan to Chippa United from Orlando Pirates. He is known for his amazing striking skills.

In 2019, duo, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (popularly known as Scorpion Kings) released a song inspired by the professional footballer titled “Lorch”.


was born in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa on the 22nd day of July, in 1993. He celebrated his 28th birthday in July 2021.


There are rumours that he once dated Joy Kavekotora, also known as Toxic Joy, but they turned out to be false.

Years back, Thembinkosi Lorch dated Nokuphiwa Mathithibala who news broke that he had issues with. On September 7 2020, in the early morning, Lorch was arrested by the police for assaulting Nokuphiwa. According to reports, she had opened a case against him at Midrand Police station, claiming that Lorch had strangled her after she asked about his whereabouts. The assault case was provisionally withdrawn in January 2021, with the prosecutor instructing police to investigate the case further.

In June 2021, news broke that Thembinkosi Lorch was in a new relationship with actress, Natasha Thahane. The couple has been together ever since.


As at 2019, Lorch’s market value stood at $491,346. He was also estimated to earn a salary ranging between $6,485 and $7,782 every month. This estimate was done by the PSL.

Lorch also once held the title of Highest Paid Player at the Orlando Pirates. Now, he ranks within the Top 5 earning an estimated R110 000 every month. He is estimated to be worth around R15 million.


Thembinkosi Lorch’s agent is Jazzman Mahlakgane. After rumours hit the net that he was planning on leaving Orlando Pirates despite having two years to complete in his contract, Mahlakgane spoke out dispelling the rumours. He revealed that his client will see out the remainder of his contract at the Houghton-based club. He also stated that Lorch was on holiday at the time, and would still be an Orlando Pirates player when he got back.

According to rumours, the likes of Royal Union Saint-Gilloise and Club Brugge, as well as French outfits Dijon Football Cote d’Or and Toulouse all wanted to sign him for his amazing services.

Football Skills

Thembinkosi Lorch is famous for being one of the most skilled South African footballers on the scene today. He is best known for his striking skills which has gained him a lot of fans and popularity.

He is a Left Winger who also plays Right Winger, and Attacking Midfielder.


Thembinkosi Lorch is known to play as a striker for the Orlando Pirates. He also is a part of the South African National Team.

He kicked off his career playing for Maluti FET College from 2013 to 2015. From 2015, he began playing for the Orlando Pirates. He has also played on loan for the South African National Team (2015 – 2016), and also for Chippa United (2016 – 2017).


Lorch owns a luxurious Grand Jeep Cherokee valued at R1.1 million. He also owns Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Following an impressive game in Egypt in which Nyoso had scored a winning goal, a Gusheshe was named after him in his hometown to celebrate his success. This is rumoured to be the highest level of respect for people from there. Spinning crew, The Dogchild Crew have also shared photos of theirs on Instagram.


Lorch owns a luxurious house in the Midrand area of Johannesburg.


Thembinkosi Lorch does not have any children of his own. The young football player has also not shared any plans of having children in the future. He and girlfriend, Thahane have not revealed any intentions of starting a family.

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