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Riveiro Makes Strong CAFCL Claim

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro says the club’s target is to qualify for the CAF Champions League despite dropping points in the last two matches.

Pirates once again dropped points in a controversial way after Thalente Mbatha thought he had scored a winner but it was flagged offside in their 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows.

The Sea Robbers dropped two points against struggling Swallows, which kept them four points behind second-placed Stellenbosch FC who also have a game in hand.

Riveiro says the intentions are clear, they want to play in Africa next season and he believes the race for second spot will be open until the last day of the campaign.

“We’re going game by game, we know which ones are our objective, it’s clear that being first in this league – for multiple reasons, not only for one reason, for multiple reasons – there’s a huge challenge for everyone for multiple reasons,” Riveiro told the media.

“Running for the second position this season is going to be tough, there are different candidates in very good form with ambitions to beat us.

“I think an entertaining fight for that position probably is going to go to the last game, I’m sure.

“We gonna do anything to finish in position two, it’s our intention we want to go to Africa next season, but Arrows’ next one has three points, it’s gonna be a tough game

“But I think, as you can imagine, the guys in the locker-room are not happy because many things happened today in the field one more time, but they know they play the football that we are looking for today, with performance like this we will get there.”

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.