Pirates: Dan Dance, Hunt – FIVE things to look forward to this week

Orlando Pirates went from shock 1-0 defeat to Chippa United. The week offers even tougher opponents in Durban and Tshwane.

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As the South African website reported on Sunday, the Sea Robbers were all over Daine Klate’s Chilli Boys but countless missed chances allowed the visitors to nab a late winner.

“It’s hard to explain that we scored a goal in those two games (against Swallows and Chippa),“said Riveiro, quoted by Sowetan.

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“Against Stellenbosch we didn’t create much, but in those other 180 minutes we only scored one goal and that’s hard to accept.

“Today (against Chippa) we had about 70 per cent possession with 16 or 17 shots, one of which was on target and the rest from distance.

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“The stats show how hard we try to create chances, the last touch is the hardest thing,” added the Spaniard.

The Soweto giants had to quickly dust themselves off and focus on the next missions in two provinces.

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  1. Wednesday is the trip to Durban to face Royal AM from Dan Malesela to Moses Mabhida.
  2. Coach Riveiro set to make another attacking change after Kwame Preprah had a stink against Chippa.
  3. Sunday will feature a trip to Tshwane to fight Gavin Hunt’s new SuperSport United.
  4. Buccaneers should show better finishing in box after big waste in first three games so far.
  5. Last season’s regular winger Paseka Mako is set to make his first appearance of the season after Tebogo Tlolane proved he was no match for Deon Hotto’s reserve role.
Last season’s regulars Mako and Fortune Makaringe are yet to start games under Riveiro. Image: @OrlandoPirates/Twitter

Could a surprise new signing also appear this week? Everything is always possible at Pirates.

Wednesday’s clash with Royal AM is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

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