Head coach Jose Riveiro was full of praise for Orlando Pirates’ second-half performance in a narrow win over a resilient SuperSport United on Saturday night.
Pirates strengthened their bid to qualify for the CAF Champions League with a 1-0 win over Matsatsantsa at Orlando Stadium.
Tapelo Xoki scored late from the penalty spot to hand the Buccaneers a win in a highly-contested tie.
"I think the second half was totally for Pirates, without discussion and [although] it was through a penalty, the winning goal could have even came earlier.
"I think we dominated quite well the last 30, 40 minutes of the second-half, which like I said, against a team like this, it talks a very well about Pirates' players.
"[I am] so happy with those secondary but important things that you need [in order] to win a game like this; concentration, commitment in the duels and all of these things.
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Pirates are now up to 37 points, just two points behind SuperSport United who remain second on the log table.
However, Hunt will be feeling the pressure as fourth-placed Kaizer Chiefs also collected a vital 3-2 win over Maritzburg United and like Pirates, are now just two points behind SuperSport.
The Buccaneers will only return to league action on 1 April with an away clash against Richards Bay, following the international break.
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