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Chiefs & Motaung Jr REACT with Shock to Pirates' New Coach

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The surprising appointment of Jose Luis Riveiro as Orlando Pirates' new head coach by the Soweto giants is still being processed by the South African football fraternity.

Riveiro joins the Buccaneers on a three-year deal to replace Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids (who has already left the club after his contract was not renewed).

PHOTO: Soccer Laduma

The 46-year old Spaniard had been unattached after he was fired by Finland Veikkausliiga side, Inter Turku at the beginning of the 2022 campaign.

He worked for the Finnish giants for three years, where he made a name for himself by helping the team qualify for the European competition in his debut year.

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Meanwhile, as a lot of people are still trying to make sense of his appointment.

Pirates' arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs through their official Twitter account reacted to the appointment with somewhat of a shock which they did not express in many words.

Chiefs merely replied with: 🤔. Which suggests that someone who is "reflecting or deeply pondered", effectively meaning that Chiefs are already casting doubt, or mocking Riveiro's appointment.

They were followed by sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr, who also used the same emoji to effectively convey the same message.

Screenshot: Twitter

The use of another club's official Twitter account to question the hiring of a coach by a different club is genuinely cringeworthy.

To put it mildly, it was unprofessional behavior.

One may be argue that Chiefs must also have to wait and see if the recent hiring of Arthur Zwane as their new head coach would pay off for the team, which has gone eight years without taking home a sizable trophy.

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