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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Image: @orlandopirates/X

Pirates coach Jose rejects excuses

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has declined to blame the tight schedule for his team’s string of disappointing results.

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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Image: @orlandopirates/X

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro is not feeling stressed, saying his recent results are not as bad at they seem.

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Following an unexpected goalless draw against the Natal Rich Boys last Saturday, Riveiro believes the packed fixtures in the previous month are not to blame.

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“No, I don’t discuss the schedule,” said Riveiro, as quoted by FARPost.

“The schedule is what it is for everyone. We won the last two games and today we drew away. Seven points out of nine, playing in the Derby, playing away against Richards Bay, it’s not that bad.

“Now if we keep talking about the beginning of the season (when we were doing well), we have now dropped the points against AmaZulu recently, against Polokwane City. Those points are not pushing us a bit higher on the log. But at the moment the team is good,” the Spaniard added.

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Riveiro against Royal AM. Image: Backpagepix/X.


Coming up next for Pirates is a Soweto derby. The Buccaneers will host Moroka Swallows in Orlando on Tuesday, 5 December.

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