Riveiro admits Saleng will not be having the very best season to this point

“He’s not having the very best time of his profession,” mentioned the Bucs mentor.

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has admitted that Monnapule Saleng will not be acting at his greatest to this point this season, however he’s pleased with the participant’s contribution coming from the bench.

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Saleng was arguably Pirates’ greatest participant final season, with the previous Orbit School FC winger making a big impact in Bucs victories within the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup finals.

This season, although, Saleng has began in a not so convincing method for Bucs, which has seen him being demoted to the bench.

Saleng got here off the bench on Tuesday to assist Pirates seize a 2-0 victory towards Moroka Swallows FC at Orlando Stadium.

The winger’s cross was deflected into the again of the online by Sipho Sibiya of Swallows for the second aim after Proof Makgopa had put Bucs upfront within the second half.

“If a participant from the bench will not be coming with the best motivation and understanding that the final 10 minutes are essential for the workforce and for him as properly, he’ll have to be ready within the subsequent time (sport),” mentioned the Bucs coach.

“However I’m pleased with the contribution from the bench, completely satisfied for Saleng. He’s not having the very best time of his profession, however he got here from the bench and contributed with good motion that fortunately resulted in a aim. I believe it was an own-goal, if I’m not mistaken.”

With the Buccaneers left with solely 4 video games till the tip of the 12 months, Riveiro’s phrases needs to be a motivation for Saleng to maintain on combating to get again to the beginning line-up on the membership.

The Sea Robbers will host TS Galaxy in Soweto on Saturday, with the hope of including their second three factors in a row.

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After Galaxy, Pirates will battle it out with Golden Arrows, and SuperSport United and finish the 12 months with a tie towards Stellenbosch FC. Bucs are at present sitting in sixth spot on the league standings with 19 factors after 12 matches.

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