Eye On Top Prize! Latest On Pirates’ Bafana Striker…

Evidence Makgopa and Orlando Pirates teammates
Evidence Makgopa and Orlando Pirates teammates

With Orlando Pirates aiming to cause an upset against Mamelodi Sundowns to advance to final of the MTN8, the team could add to their options of scoring goals by handing another debut to a Bafana Bafana striker.

While Kermit Erasmus and Monnapule Saleng have been the talk of the town for their inspiring performances for the Buccaneers and after combining well in the 2-0 win over Golden Arrows in the league on Tuesday, the club’s head coach Jose Riveiro has hinted that different combinations could be used to get goals from the other players as well.

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After making the match day squads in the last two matches against AmaZulu and Golden Arrows, Evidence Makgopa could be set to finally make his debut in the cup, judging by Riveiro’s update on the forward.

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“Well, I said already in the previous interviews that Evidence is ready is doing a good job, unfortunately we couldn’t use or know the guy better during the pre-season (as) he got an injury early,” said Riveiro, speaking to journalists this week.  

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“Now, he’s ready to compete, that’s why he was in the last two games in the 20 list. Let’s see when is his time, I cannot say in advance when is he going to get the opportunity or the minutes or if I know I’m not going to say. But the most important (thing) is that the boy is prepared and hopefully we can see him competing soon,” the coach said.  

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