Watch Here is why Riveiro was hired by Pirates video

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Photo: BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates coach confirms big transfer news!

Orlando Pirates fans, Jose Riveiro has dropped some big transfers news ahead of next season. Take a look at what he had to say below.

Watch Here is why Riveiro was hired by Pirates video

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Photo: BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro has opened up about the club’s transfer plans.

The Buccaneers closed off a fantastic season by winning the Nedbank Cup on Saturday evening.

ALSO READ • Orlando Pirates linked with star PSL midfielder!

ALSO READ • Sundowns star set to move back to South America!

Orlando Pirates opened the season by winning the MTN8 title. Riveiro’s side finished second in the DStv Premiership, a long way behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

And Jose Riveiro has just confirmed that the club will indeed be busy in the upcoming transfer window!

Orlando Pirates coach gives transfer update

ALSO READ • How much was Eric Mathoho earning at Kaizer Chiefs?

ALSO READ • Mamelodi Sundowns set to sign winger from PSL rivals!

“Probably, we’ll be busy, there will be movements in every team.” – Jose Riveiro said as quoted by IdiskiTimes.

“It’s normal, players finishing contracts, players looking to secure their futures. As we do as coaches, it’s always the same.

“It’s a market, players are coming and going every season, I hope not many, it’s important to give continuity to the things we built already.

“But again probably it’s our obligation. It’s mandatory for us to always have one eye on the market to look at opportunities to improve the squad.”

ALSO READ • Kaizer Chiefs star hospitalised after horror tackle

ALSO READ • Amakhosi new signing speaks out for first time!

Nedbank Cup
Spanish coach Jose Riveiro in charge of Orlando Pirates. Photo: BackpagePix

In other news, Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Sandile Ndlovu believes Khanyisa Mayo’s dad was pivotal in blocking a move to neither Kaizer Chiefs nor Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mayo was tipped to join either side after a stellar campaign at Cape Town City.

The striker however decided to extend his stay in Cape Town until 2028!

According to Ndlovu, Patrick Mayo would have played a major role in his son’s career decision…

Mayo Snr blocked Chiefs and Sundowns move?

“If you have a father who played the game, you will never make the same mistakes your father did.” Ndlovu told KickOff regarding the Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns linked man.

“It’s clear the advice came from the father even if he was my son, I would have said good move.

“As for the three-year deal. I think it was proposed by Cape Town City, they wanted to be secured.

“The more he plays for Bafana the more Cape Town City stands to sell him at the right price. Next season he will be worth more. Remember football is a business.

“At this stage, it could have been difficult for him to choose between Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.”

Bafana Bafana Khanyisa Mayo Kaizer Chiefs
Bafana Bafana and Cape Town City striker Khanyisa Mayo is the son of Kaizer Chiefs legend Patrick Mayo – Photo: Facebook – Cape Town City

ALSO READ • Percy Tau: South Africa’s last CAFCL hope!

ALSO READ • Kaizer Chiefs legend recruits Sundowns legend for NT gig