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Riveiro: The level of South African league is high

We will provide updates on the newly appointed Orlando Pirates manager, Jose Riveiro, as well as his thoughts on the South African top flight league.

After getting his tenure off to a winning start, Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has weighed in on the state of football in South Africa.

"I am still impressed with the technical level of the South African players; the difficulties in this league are high because of the players' technical level," Riveiro told the media at Orlando Stadium.

"I have not seen a single player without skill so far, but I could be wrong, but that is what I have seen, so the games are very entertaining from my perspective."

"On Friday, I was watching the first game of the season [Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns] and it was nice to see the football here because you can see chances, you can see good action coming from the quality of the players, so the overall package is beautiful," he added.

Here's what you should know about the new Pirates coach

José Luis Riveiro (born September 15, 1975) is a Spanish football manager. Jose holds one of the most advanced coaching licences in world football, the UEFA Pro licence, which he earned while working in Celta Vigo's youth setup. He previously managed Inter Turku in Finland. The Spanish coach has ventured into Africa, where he hopes to make a name for himself after serving as an assistant coach for the majority of his career.

His Objective

The Spaniard international will be hoping to end to excite Orlando Pirates fans by ending the trophy drought. He has already won his league debut match in the PSL when he defeated Swallows FC 1 -0 and he will be looking to earn another 3 points in tonight's match as he will be facing Stellenbosch.

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