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Why Riveiro backs Pirates midfield starlet to strive at Wolves

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro backs midfield starlet Relebohile Mofokeng, saying the Pirates starlet can strive at Wolves.

Riveiro also confirmed the Pirates midfield starlet is in England where he is on trial at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wolves.

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The South African also reported that the talented Pirates midfield starlet, Mofokeng is trying his luck with Wolves.

RIVEIRO BACKS MIDFIELD STARLET TO STRIVE AT WOLVES

During a Carling Knockout Cup press conference at PSL offices in Parktown, Pirates mentor Riveiro confirmed that Wolves are assessing the starlet.

Riveiro adds that he is convinced the Pirates starlet is capable of making an impression at Wolves.

“He’s in the UK [United Kingdom], he’s having a trial period with Wolves,” said Riveiro per SABC.

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro backs midfield starlet Relebohile Mofokeng to impress at Wolves. Image Source: (@Twitter)
Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro backs midfield starlet Relebohile Mofokeng to impress at Wolves. Image Source: (@Twitter)

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“About Rele, I’m absolutely convinced that he’s ready for whatever is coming. He’s at a proper age. Maybe here [in SA], it looks like early at 18, but not for me.

“If you follow the current trends in Europe, 18, 17, 19, 20 – it’s really frequent in top teams to get your first minutes in the first team.”

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PIRATES BOSS RIVEIRO ON MOFOKENG AT WOLVES

The reigning MTN8 winner with Pirates continues and shares advice on young players when it comes to adjusting their mindsets.

At the same time, he hopes Mofokeng can be able to land a contract and shine abroad – saying the young midfielder is ready.

“We have to little by little, probably, also change our decisions on youngsters,” adds the Spaniard.

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“When you are ready, you are ready. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 28.

“If you have the [required] level, you have the level. In this case, we all know the type of talent that Rele has, and everything is in his hands now to use this opportunity. 

“We are, trust me, more than happy to see Rele in this situation. Hopefully, he can make it, and hopefully, he’s not the last one [to move abroad].”

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Meanwhile, Pirates will take on Cape Town Spurs in the Carling Knockout Cup on Friday.

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