IPirates izimisele ukuketula iDowns ngesizini ezayo

Lubhalwe nguMichael Madyira

Kungenzeka ukuthi i-Orlando Pirates ithumele umyalezo oqinile wokuqeda ukukhonya kweMamelodi Sundowns ngemuva kohambo olumnandi lokuya e-Spain.

IPirates iqede ikhempu yawo yangaphambi kwesizini e-Marbella ngoLwesithathu ngokudlala ngokulingana ngo 0-0 ne-Las Palmas ebuya ku-La Liga.

Kube uhambo oluyimpumelelo oluya e-Europe njengoba behlule i-Maccabi Tel Aviv ngo 1-0 baphinde banenebula iqembu lase-Ecuador i-Independiente Valle ngo 3-1.

Yize amanye amaqembu engenandaba nemiphumela yemidlalo yobungani ngesikhathi sangaphambi kwesizini, kumhambele kahle umqeqeshi ojabulile uJose Riveiro.

“Ngijabule kakhulu ngokusebenza okuhle kulesi sikhathi sokuzilolonga,” kusho uRiveiro.

“Sibe nethuba elihle lokuchitha isikhathi sindawonye njengeqembu lebhola lakuleli, sibonga iqembu.

“Ngesikhathi esifanayo sibe nethuba lokudlala imidlalo emithathu esezingeni eliphezulu lapho esithole khona ithuba lokumela i-Orlando Pirates nebhola lakuleli. Sikwenze ngendlela esezingeni eliphezulu ngefomu enhle kakhulu.”

Leli qembu lase-Soweto lilungiselela ukuqeda ukukhonya kweSundowns kwi-Premier Soccer League futhi libuyela ku-CAF Champions League.

Izinga lokuncintisana abalukhombise e-Spain lingase liyikhathaze iSundowns esekhempini yokulungiselela ukuqala kwesizini e-Netherlands.

“Ngicabanga ukuthi kuze kube manje konke kulungile, konke kuhamba kahle, ukuthola isingeniso nokujwayela kwabadlali abasha eqenjini,” kusho uRiveiro.

“Manje sesikulungele ukubuyela eGoli futhi sinomuzwa wokuthi kancane kancane siba iqembu elingcono.

“Sidlale namaqembu akuphoqa ukuthi udlale uphinde ugxile imizuzu engu-90. Lesi ngenye yento esifuna ukwenza ngcono kakhulu kuyo kule sizini ukuze singaguquguquki phakathi nemizuzu engu-90.

“Kumele sidlale ngendlela esidlale ngayo sibhekene neqembu eliphezulu [Las Palmas] esigabeni esiphezulu ku-La Liga, edinga ukuthi ukugxilise ingqondo nokuyinto esingayijwayele kwiligi yasekhaya.

 “Sifunde izinto eziningi ukuze sikwazi ukuncintisana kakhulu ukwedlula ngesizini edlule.”

IPirates izoqala umkhankaso wayo we-PSL yango-2023/24 ngohambo oluya e-Stellenbosch mhla zinhlanu kuNcwaba.

Esithombeni esingenhla: IPirates idlala ne-Las Palmas

Umthombo wesithombe: Orlando Pirates

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