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Orlando Pirates Legend: We Expected Benni or Pitso For The Pirates Job.

Innocent Mayoyo, a legend with the Orlando Pirates, does not believe that Jose Riveiro, a Spaniard, will be able to strike the ground running at the club.

Mayoyo believes that his previous team should have taken a lesson from their competitors Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs and employed local coaches.

According to Mayoyo, according to, "Even if he can be from Spain the fact is that it will take time."

"Before the players can become accustomed to his strategies, he must first become familiar with the culture of the Pirates, the players on the team, the atmosphere, and the competition... Because the truth is that he does not have any knowledge regarding this league.

"Whatever it is that he plans to present, the players should expect to learn something fresh from it.

"We had anticipated that the position would go to someone like as Benni McCarthy, Pitso Mosimane, or Dan Malesela.

"But now Riveiro will be bringing his own identity, which is going to make the club depressed. So he will be fired, and another foreigner will come in, and then the process will keep repeating itself until we start believing in ourselves.

"The problem in South Africa is that many have the misconception that a coaching qualification is more important than actual coaching abilities.

"Because if you are talking about people who are like Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids, you are talking about people who have no concept what the culture of the Pirates is.

"We should have trained our own players, like Malesela, and sent him to coaching schools so that he would be ready by the time we qualified for Africa.

"Riveiro, in order for him to win a cup for the Pirates it will take him at least twenty-four months, which is far too long for a club like the Pirates where there is no time to build.

"What are you going to add to an empire that has been around for a while?

"Therefore, he will not triumph in any competitions this year. We ought to be offering that opportunity to our very own people.

"Right now, everything seems to be a closed book to him, kusazoba nzima.

"We are still going to go through with a coaching transition. I'm telling you, the likelihood of him finishing out his deal with the Pirates is extremely low.

"You can't forget about the players we have now, because their mentality is terrible, and our guys aren't trained to handle being pushed.

"You give them too much pressure, and they leave the dressing room.

Once he has moved us down to position 12 on the log table, he will be fired because at that point we will have realized that we are not progressing.


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