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Orlando Pirates Unfazed By Chiefs, But Referee Worries

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Orlando Pirates Unfazed By Chiefs, But Referee Worries

Orlando Pirates Coach Confident Ahead of Nedbank Cup Semi-Final Clash with Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates coach, Jose Riveiro, has expressed optimism that his team can overcome rivals Kaizer Chiefs to book a spot in the final of the Nedbank Cup. The Buccaneers had to battle for 120 minutes against minnows Dondol Stars in the quarter-finals, eventually triumphing 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Despite the tough outing, Riveiro believes that Pirates’ presence in the last four will keep the competition interesting for fans.

Cup Games Are Always Tricky, Says Riveiro

Reflecting on the difficult match against Dondol Stars, Riveiro acknowledged that it did not go according to plan but was not a surprise. He noted that cup games are always special and unpredictable, with lower-league teams often presenting difficult challenges to their top-flight counterparts due to psychological, technical, and tactical differences.

Historic Cup Rivals Set to Renew Hostilities

Pirates and Chiefs have a storied history in Cup knockout competitions, having met 20 times in the PSL era. The Sea Robbers have won 10 of those encounters, with Chiefs claiming just four victories (excluding penalty shootouts). However, Chiefs have won all four penalty shootouts, making the upcoming Nedbank Cup semi-final clash a balanced and highly anticipated affair.

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Orlando Pirates Unfazed By Chiefs, But Referee Worries

Teams to Focus on PSL Matches Ahead of Cup Tie

Before the much-anticipated Cup showdown, both teams will focus on their upcoming PSL matches as they vie for a slot in the CAF Champions League.

Orlando Fans Share Their Views

Fans of the Orlando Pirates have shared their views on social media, with some expressing confidence while others cited concerns about the refereeing.

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