Jose Riveiro sends message to Orlando Pirates star Mofokeng

Orlando Pirates’ Relebohile Mofokeng became a massive hero for the Buccaneers, thanks to his winning goal against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final.


Following Mofokeng’s winning cup final goal against Sundowns, coach Jose Riveiro has sent some words of encouragement, and motivation to the 19-year-old Bafana Bafana star.

“I am sure for Rele it is a very important moment, coming from the bench in this scenario, against this opponent, and to score when the time is over, to help us lift one more trophy,” Riveiro said via the Citizen.

“Week after week … he is getting more complete as a football player and the future looks bright.

“I just hope he can continue in the space he is right now, with how hungry he is, how much he listens and how much he tries to get better. That is why he is here, and why the national team coach has been attracted by his quality.

“He is smart, skilful, he loves playing football, as long as he is in the space he is right now, there will only be improvement. Hopefully everyone can enjoy him playing regularly for the national team,” the Orlando Pirates mentor added.


Furthermore, the Spaniard dropped a rather surprise line-up on Saturday. Regular starters Tshegofatso Mabasa, Kabelo Dlamini and Relebohile Mofokeng started on the bench.

“Imagine the questions if we lost!” said the Orlando Pirates coach.

“We are here to make the decisions and we try to make the decisions we feel will help us win the game. Many didn’t start today who have been regulars in recent games and had amazing moments. It was hard not to play them from the beginning,” Riveiro concluded.

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