Orlando Pirates Boss Riveiro Proud After Hard Fought Premiership Win Over Cape Town City

Orlando Pirates Boss Riveiro Proud After Hard Fought Premiership Win Over Cape Town City

Robert Abong'o
updated at May 2, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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  • Orlando Pirates defeated Cape Town City 2-0 in a DStv Premiership game
  • Coach, Jose Riveiro, praised his team's tactical approach and adaptability
  • The Spanish manager reiterated his commitment to trusting in the process

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Orlando Pirates coach, Jose Riveiro, was beaming with pride after his team secured a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at the DHL Stadium on Wednesday, May 1.

The win marked the Buccaneers' first three points in Cape Town against their opponents, thanks to a second-half brace from Tshegofatso Mabasa.

The Spaniard praised his team's tactical approach and adaptability despite the challenging pitch conditions.

 Orlando Pirates head coach, Jose Riveiro. Photo: Orlando Pirates.
Jose Riveiro is delighted with Orlando Pirates' DStv Premiership win over Cape Town City on May 1, 2024. Photo: Orlando Pirates.
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Riveiro stressed the necessity of strategic adjustments to enhance the team's offensive capabilities.

"I think if I consider the level of the opponent, the fact that we were not at our best recently here in Cape Town, and the shape of the ground, I think it was really good performance of our players. And very, very important three points, obviously," he said, as reported by iDiski Times.

The Pirates boss reiterated his commitment to the team's long-term development, prioritising the implementation of their football philosophy over immediate results.

He also reminded players and fans that victories are a byproduct of superior gameplay.

Despite recent fluctuations in form, Riveiro remains grounded, accepting both praise and criticism with humility.

While Pirates have showcased their scoring prowess, they are not immune to setbacks, navigating through a mixed bag of results as they progress through the season.

"We need to do it how we want to, playing the football we want to play and everything else is a consequence. We don't play for the result. The results are the consequence of doing things better than the opponent, and, recently, we've managed to do it," he explained, as quoted by Times Live.

Why Orlando Pirates might win Nedbank Cup

Sports Brief also previously listed the reasons why Pirates could win the Nedbank Cup trophy this season.

The semi-final fixtures were recently finalised, with the Sea Robbers looking to overcome Chippa United.

Mamelodi Sundowns will face Stellenbosch FC in the other game but it could be the Buccaneers' to lose.

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