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

Orlando Pirates’ first opponents in Spain confirmed!

Orlando Pirates will face some of the top European sides during their pre-season training in Spain, and their first opponents have been confirmed.

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

Orlando Pirates will face some of the top European sides during their pre-season training in Spain, and their first opponents have been confirmed.

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The Buccaneers will be in Spain between 9-20 July, and four days into their pre-season there, they will face Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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The fixture has been confirmed by the former UEFA Champions League participants on their website.

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Maccabi Tel Avi finished third on the Israeli Premier League this past season, and they are one of the most respected teams in that country.

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Their match with Pirates will take place in Marbella, approximately 1000 Kilometers from Vigo where Jose Riveiro was born.

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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Image: Twitter

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“Maccabi Tel Aviv will kick off the pre-season training camp in Marbella, Spain with a practice match against South Africa’s giants Orlando Pirates on July 13th,” reads a statement.

“Coached by Jose Riviero, the Bucaneers who won the South African league title 9 times and reached the CAF Confederation Cup final twice (2015 and 2021/22) finished last season’s South African league campaign in the runners-up spot and 2 South African Cups.”

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