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Kimvuidi Tipped To Explode At Pirates

Orlando Pirates playmaker Karim Kimvuidi will live up to his hype sooner rather than later, according to head coach Jose Riveiro.

The DR Congo midfielder joined the club in the off-season from relegated Maritzburg United but there’s been some question marks over his end product.

In 45 games since his arrival in South Africa from DC Motema Pembe, he’s yet to score a single goal but his talent displayed is unquestionable according to the Spaniard.

“What you see, everyone can see it,” Riveiro said on Kimvuidi’s talent.

“I mean this type of players like Karim, what they do well or very well is something we all love as football fans and we want to see it more frequently on the field, we’re trying to help him be more complete as a footballer.

“In football [now], I’m not talking about him specifically, but talented players, in general, they need to be competitive in every aspect – if we rank in 10 aspects as footballers, it’s not enough to be three or four – you need to be consistent and solid in every aspect.

“And not too good, or so good in two or three [aspects], with players like him we’re trying to help him be more complete because he does all the conditions to be an exceptional player, more frequent and more consistent.

“It’s going to happen, it’s a question of time and not much – I’m 100% sure, and Karim as a human being, he’s a lovely guy, always trying to do his best and integrate himself in a group where he’s surrounded by talented players as well, I can’t complain – he’s a humble guy who wants to keep pushing and progressing.”

Kimvuidi has featured 11 times for the Buccaneers this season since his off-season arrival from the Team of Choice.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.