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Riveiro in charge of Pirates against Royal AM. Image: Backpagepix/X.

Pirates boss says Kimvuidi is good, but…

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro is also excited about Karim Kimvuidi – but he is not yet a complete player, says the Spaniard.

Orlando Pirates Riveiro

Riveiro in charge of Pirates against Royal AM. Image: Backpagepix/X.

Orlando Pirates supporters have fallen in love with a new signing named Karim Kimvuidi – but his best is yet to come.

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Following his move from Maritzburg United to Soweto in July, the 21-year-old has dazzled with elegant touches but without much consisetency and correct decision-making.

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According to his coach Riveiro, the DRC international is showing the right attitude to his own learning and development.

“We have an excellent group. What you see, everyone can see. These types of players like Karim [Kimvuidi], fans want to see him,” the Pirates boss said via FARPost.

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Karim Kimvuidi of Orlando Pirates during 2023 MTN8 final match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 07 September 2023 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix.

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“But we want to help him to be more complete as a football player. Nowadays in football, they need to be competitive in every aspect. It’s not enough with three or four aspects.

“You will need to be more consistent in every aspect and not be too good or so good in two or three aspects. With players like him, we are trying to [make] him complete because he has all the conditions to be an exceptional player, more frequent and consistent.

“It’s going to happen, it’s a question of time. I’m 100% sure, it will happen. As a human being, Karim is a lovely guy and is always trying to do his best.

“He is always trying to integrate himself in a group that has talented players as well,” Riveiro concluded.

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