Monnapule Saleng Urged by Orlando Pirates Coach Jose Riveiro to Remain Humble

Monnapule Saleng Urged by Orlando Pirates Coach Jose Riveiro to Remain Humble

Keba Mothoagae
October 24, 2022 at 11:32 AM
  • Monnapule Saleng is currently the biggest news in South African football after a sensational last week
  • Saleng was in devastating form for Orlando Pirates in consecutive matches against Golden Arrows and Mamelodi Sundowns
  • His coach Jose Riveiro is pleased with his performances, but has encouraged him to keep his feet planted

Monnapule Saleng has the world at his feet.

The electrifying left-footer was in blazing-hot form last Saturday, as Orlando Pirates defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 in the MTN8 semi-final in Polokwane. He assisted Kermit Erasmus' goal, before sinking a brace in the rout.

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Monnapule Saleng has been urged by Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro to remain humble despite his success. Image source: Backpagepix
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According to The Citizen, his coach Jose Riveiro hopes that he will continue this form, adding:

"I don’t like to individualise situations because they are part of one structure and have different responsibilities. I will never put the spotlight on one player. There are players that are more attractive to the fans, especially players like Saleng."

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“He is doing well week-in, week-out and the key for us and him is to stay humble. This is just one game that has given us the right to be in one final and that’s it. From there we start again with all of the players – the best ones in the game against Sundowns and the ones who did not play – we go together.”

Saleng had already buried Golden Arrows with a brace last Wednesday as the Buccaneers ran out 2-0 winners in a DStv Premiership encounter, as per Goal.

Monnapule Saleng was not out for Kermit Erasmus goal

Orlando Pirates is on cloud nine.

The Buccaneers hammered Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 in the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, as reported by Sports Brief.

A double from Monnapule Saleng, as well as a solitary score from Kermit Erasmus, ensured that the Pirates went safely into the final of the competition.

There has been a debate about the validity of Erasmus' goal in the eighth minute of the match.

The red-hot Saleng made mincemeat of Aubrey Modiba on the goal-line of Sundowns' box, before feeding the former Brazilians' striker with the easiest of crosses to head in.

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