Pirates: Jose’s kid, cool defence –  FIVE things we learned

Orlando Pirates have clinched their second win of the season after beating Royal AM at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.

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As The South African website reported on Wednesday night, a first-half goal from Deon Hotto was enough to earn the Sea Robbers all three points.

The Namibian started his third game in his new wing-back position under coach Jose Riveiro

Here are five things we observed at the Moses Mabhida arena.

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It’s clear for all to see, the 22-year-old Thabiso Monyane is thriving under his new coach Riveiro. Monyane is the hottest flavour right now.Nkosinathi Sibisi, the new man from Golden Arrows in the heart of defence, has equally sparkled as a fast, all-action defender. The back-three of Sibisi, Olisa Ndah, and Innocent Maela looked like the coolest backline in the league. It’ll be a big surprise if they don’t start together on Sunday at SuperSport United and beyond.Coach Riveiro is yet to find his starting central midfielders, and whether it will be two or a three-man midfield.New striker Eva Nga is still working to understand and form combinations with Riveiro’s double number 10s Thembinkosi Lorch and Kabelo Dlamini.

Bucs fans need to be patient with Nga. Not every striker has to be technically smooth. He is a handful for defender and can striker the ball well. Image: @OrlandoPirates / Twitter

Meanwhile, the Sea Robbers will take a day off before a few training sessions ahead of Gavin Hunt’s SuperSport on Sunday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium from 17:30.

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