In a surprising turn of events, the Orlando Pirates, one of South Africa’s most renowned football clubs, find themselves at a crossroads after suffering their third consecutive defeat.
A source within the club has disclosed that Jose Riveiro, the head coach, and his technical team are preparing to implement significant alterations in the team’s strategy and lineup.
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The reason behind this overhaul stems from the dissatisfaction with recent performances, which have left the coaching staff and fans alike in a state of concern.
The Buccaneers had been enjoying a commendable run across various competitions, demonstrating their prowess on the field.
Three Losses On A Row
However, their aspirations hit a stumbling block when they were humbled by Jwaneng Galaxy in the first leg of the Caf Champions League’s second preliminary round.
This initial setback was quickly followed by another loss, this time in the league, against the formidable Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Most recently, their defeat to Stellenbosch FC in the MTN8 competition has raised further questions about the team’s form.
Despite this troubling string of losses, the Pirates did manage to secure a spot in the final of the Wafa Wafa tournament, thanks to the away goals rule.
Nevertheless, the mood within the club remains far from celebratory.
Riveiro Unhappy With Orlando Pirates Squad
According to the confidential source, Coach Jose Riveiro is deeply dissatisfied with the recent performances of his squad and believes that major changes are necessary to get the team back on track.
“The coaches are not happy; this has become worrying for them,” the source disclosed.
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“Coach Jose wants to see changes. He is not happy with all these losses, he believes the players are becoming too comfortable and not putting in the necessary effort to secure victories.”