Pirates coach Riveiro

Jose Riveiro, coach of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 game between Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium on 7 January 2023 Β© Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

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Orlando Pirates head into the half-time break trailing against Stellenbosch after Antonio Van Wyk opened the scoring at the Danie Craven Stadium

Pirates coach Riveiro

Jose Riveiro, coach of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 game between Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium on 7 January 2023 Β© Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates got their 2023/24 DStv Premiership campaign underway on Saturday night at the Danie Craven Stadium against Stellenbosch.

The visitors started the brighter of the two teams, forcing Stellenbosch goalkeeper into a number of saves during the opening exchanges.

It was the hosts however who opened the scoring through Antonio Van Wyk in the 41st minute!

Van Wyk calmly slotted home after he found himself on the end of a well played Fawaz Basadien through ball, in acres of space! Take a look at the goal below.

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Jose ready for bumper August

β€œI think they are a very well-coached team and they showed it last season when they went through different stages during the year and managed in the end to find a way to win games.” the Orlando Pirates coach said as quoted by SowetanLive.

β€œThey are a bit unpredictable because they can manage different types of proposals. They played in a way we didn’t expect last time in Orlando.

β€œWe are going to play eight games in August, five in the league, so we have the opportunity to collect 15 points.”

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