Head coach Jose Riveiro led Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup Quarter Final match against AmaZulu FC in Durban, South Africa. Orlando Pirates secured a spot in the semi-finals with a 4-2 victory over AmaZulu. Riveiro expressed that he believed his team was dominant throughout the game. He was pleased with their performance and their ability to adapt to different phases of the match.

Riveiro mentioned that the team started the game strongly but missed opportunities to gain a comfortable lead. Despite conceding a goal due to a defensive mistake, they managed to equalize just before halftime. Although the second half wasn’t as impressive as the first, Orlando Pirates remained in control and created many chances. Riveiro praised the team for their determination and noted the challenges of cup games, emphasizing the need for different strategies within the 90 minutes.

The coach admitted that he was impressed by his players’ performance and emphasized the importance of learning from them to bring out the best in the team. He commended the players for displaying both skill and heart, playing for both themselves and the fans amidst an incredible atmosphere. Riveiro emphasized that ultimately, the team’s efforts are for the fans.

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