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Orlando Pirates is set to investigate Sipho Chaine and players involved in a video circulating on social media of the players discussing betting on football clubs.

Sipho Chaine
Sipho Chaine in action for Orlando Pirates against Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2023-24 Dstv Premiership season.

In a video that was taken in a dressing room, Chaine and the other two players are seen and heard discussing betting on Manchester United and Arsenal game which ended 1-0 in favour of the latter at Old Trafford.

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In the video, Pirates goalkeeper was seen and heard saying that he would bet two fixtures with R600, while the other one was daring the shot-stopper to place, another one was telling Chaine that the game between Manchester United and Arsenal will have more than three games.

On the back of the players receiving criticism from the South African football fraternity, the club released a statement regarding the issue and how they are going to investigate the issue internally.

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“The Club has noted a video circulating on social media involving two of our players discussing betting,” the club said on their website.

“We would like to clarify that the players in the video did not place any bets. The video captured a light-hearted moment among teammates purporting to have placed a bet on an English Premiership match.

“As a Club, we are fully aware of the regulations regarding betting. Betting on any sport is strictly prohibited for any professional player.

“However, we have addressed the matter with the players involved, emphasising that even in jest, such discussions can have serious implications.

“The Club has reiterated the importance of adhering to betting regulations to avoid any potential long-term consequences.

“The players recognise their error in judgment and have since apologised. However, due to the seriousness of this matter, the Club has instituted its own internal investigation to ensure that no player is involved in any form of sports betting as this would constitute a breach in the club handbook that all players are signatory to.”

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