Football

Chippa causes first defeat against new ‘plumber’ coach of Orlando Pirates

16 Aug 2022 | 08:31

Tanzania Abdi Banda scored after four minutes for the Gqeberha-based club, defiantly advanced to finish the corner past Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori. The goal stunned Pirates’ supporterswho watched the Buccaneers dominate the game only to be disappointed by poor finishing, an issue that has plagued the club for several seasons.

Success is especially sweet for owner Chippa Daine Klatewho debuted as a Premiership coach just last weekend, as well as a former Pirates winger. Riveiro’s appearance in South Africa after eight seasons of training in Finland, mainly as an assistant, caused a storm on social media, with many call him “plumberIn South African football, a “plumber” is a foreign coach deemed unqualified to run a Premiership club. Riveiro laughed at the accusationsaid “I’ve been involved in football for many years and my results at Pirates will show me as a football coach or ‘plumber’.”

Pirates of the Eighth Lies, two places ahead of Chippa in the table, after a home win over Swallows and a draw against Stellenbosch. Reports say that piratealong with Mamelodi Sundown and Kaizer Chiefs, will participate in first edition of Africa Super Leagueslated to open in August 2023.

Sundown defeated the Chiefs 4-0 on Saturday before a sold-out crowd of 50,000 in Pretoria with a goal from new Ethiopian striker Abubeker Nassir completed the game. The mistake of the captain Siyabonga Ngezana Contributing to early goals from Uruguayan Gaston Sirino and Namibian’s Peter Shalulile to a record 12 championships. Shalulevoted Premiership Player of the Year and winner of last season’s Golden Boot, scored again after half-time.

Seeking the sixth title in a row, Sunglasses ranked fourth, one point behind rivals Richards Bay, TS Galaxy and AmaZulu. Promote Richards Bay from an east coast town competing in the top flight for the first time.