Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro – Photo: Facebook – Everything Soccer

Jose makes FIVE changes to Orlando Pirates starting XI!

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has made a handful of bold changes to his starting lineup for tonight’s league clash!

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro – Photo: Facebook – Everything Soccer

Orlando Pirates welcome Richards Bay to the Orlando Stadium for a crunch DStv Premiership clash this evening.

Jose Riveiro’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways after their shock midweek loss against Sekhukhune United.

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Standing in their way, however, is a high-flying Richards Bay side who sit above them on the log standings.

Orlando Pirates head into tonight’s clash in fourth position on the DStv Premiership log standings with 14 points.

Richards Bay on the other hand sit in second position with 17 points from their opening nine matches.

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Action at the Orlando Stadium Stadium gets underway at 20:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.

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Orlando Pirates coach rings the changes!

Jose Riveiro has made FIVE changes to his Orlando Pirates XI that went down against Sekhukhune United on Tuesday night.

Siyabonga Mpontshane and Bandile Shandu replace the suspended duo of Richard Ofori and Thabiso Monyane.

Olisa Ndah replaces Tapelo Xoki, Deon Hotto comes in for Paseka Mako and Monnapule Saleng also comes in for Kabelo Dlamini.

Starting lineups

Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Maela, Sibisi, Ndah, Shandu, Hotto, Timm, Mosele, Ndlondlo, Saleng, Lepasa.

Subs: Chaine, Dzvukamanja, Nga, Mako, Xoki, Dlamini, Makaringe, Makgaka, Motshwari.


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Today’s blockbuster DStv Premiership clash can be live streamed on Multichoice’s streaming platform DStv now (Subscription required).

Orlando Pirates coach reflects on shock loss!

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“Not the first half we wanted to play even though we started quite okay the first 15 minutes,” Jose Riveiro told SuperSport TV as quoted by KickOff.

“After that Orlando Pirates didn’t manage to resolve the pressing that Sekhukhune proposed in the second half.

“My feeling in the beginning of the second half was that we are already dominating the game.

“The feeling that the goal will come but then Orlando Pirates had to play with one player less and even with one player less I think we had chances.

“Just before they scored the goal, our feeling was that we gonna make it because we gonna get the advantage even with one less player. But we concede one goal towards the end of the game.”

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Lorch and Maela Orlando Pirates
Thembinkosi Lorch and Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates celebrates a victory. This was during the 2018 Telkom Knockout semifinal match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium. It took place in Durban on 24 November 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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