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Jose Riveiro, head coach of Orlando Pirates. Photo: BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates name 17-year-old starlet in match-day squad!

The future is indeed now! Orlando Pirates have named their 17-year-old starlet on the bench for today’s clash against Richards Bay

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Jose Riveiro, head coach of Orlando Pirates. Photo: BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates return to DStv Premiership action this afternoon when they travel to King Zwelithini stadium to face Richards Bay FC.

The Buccaneers will be desperate for a victory to keep themselves in the hunt for second place on the DStv Premiership log standings.

Jose Riveiro’s side are two points behind second placed SuperSport United.

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Richards Bay on the hand who were early title contenders have dramatically fallen off the pace.

The ‘Rich Boys’ are winless in their last eight games. They do however sit just six points behind Orlando Pirates!

Relebohile Ratomo
Orlando Pirates have invited talented starlet Relebohile Ratomo to train with the first team

Ratomo named in Orlando Pirates senior squad for Bay clash

17-year-old DStv Diski Challenge striker Relebogile Ratomo was named on the bench for today’s clash by Jose Riveiro.

Buccaneers fans will be keeping a close on eye on the match, hoping the rising star gets some game-time!

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Orlando Pirates XI: Chaine, Sibisi, Xoki, Maela, Timm, Monare, Mako, Saleng, Lorch, Dlamini, Dzvukamanja.

Subs: Mpontshane, Mthethwa, Ratomo, Marou, Shandu, Makgopa, Ndlondlo, Makaringe, Hotto.

Orlando Pirates' Monnapule Saleng
Orlando Pirates and Bafana man Monnapule Saleng. Photo: @orlandopirates / twitter

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Bay game is going to be difficult – Jose

“It is an opportunity to refresh legs and minds. We are not going to have much rest because we have a lot of things to do.” the Orlando Pirates coach said as quoted by TimesLive.

“The Richards Bay game is coming very soon and it is going to be difficult. We have to [train during the break] without our international players who are with their national teams.

“We are proud to send those players to the national teams. We will try to keep the players fit and have our internal competition at the end of the week where we are not playing for points but to keep players hungry.”

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