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Riveiro still believes

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has not given up on a top two finish, even after the Buccaneers’ shock defeat at home to Richards Bay.

Saturday’s 1-0 loss in Orlando was a missed opportunity for the Soweto giants to move into second on the table, a spot that would guarantee Caf Champions League football next season.

Riveiro believes there is still hope for Pirates, though, telling reporters in his post-match press conference that his side have faced similar tests before.

“It’s a defeat that won’t affect us at all; there’s not going to be space to feel sorry for ourselves. This situation is not new to us. We’ve been through it before where we had to win all the remaining games,” he said.

“We had the chance today because we had complete control of the situation, but we couldn’t. But we have two more games to rectify the situation and I think second position will be decided on the last day.”

The Spaniard added that a thorough analysis would be done of the game before their next outing against TS Galaxy this weekend.

“Like I said, we have the opportunity to do an objective analysis of the game, and show the players, we are still performing the same way as in the previous seven games where we got the results.”

Pictured above: Jose Riveiro.

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