Jose Riveiro and Orlando Pirates have just signed their very own “Benni McCarthy” and he is already in Mayfair.
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Riveiro and Pirates have just signed man they are calling their own “McCarthy“, according to SoccerLaduma.
Hailing from Europe, the latest addition to Bucs management is a striker coach by the name of Scott Chickelday.
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Riveiro has opened up about Chickelday, the newest member of Bucs technical team and their new striker coach.
Furthermore, he has likened him to the legendary SA-born McCarthy.
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McCarthy is the current striker coach of English giants Manchester United, he is doing pretty much the same role
“You have a good example with Benni McCarthy, he’s doing pretty much the same role with Manchester United and in this case is one more element in our coaching staff,” Riveiro stated on the same publication.
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Chickelday is taking the inverse route to McCarthy. He’s travelled from Europe to South Africa to address the Bucs’ current attack crisis – A rather urgent crisis indeed. The Sea Robbers have one of the worst attacks in the DStv Premiership.
They have failed to score a second half goal this entire campaign. Furthermore, only TS Galaxy, Marumo Gallants and Maritzburg United have the same number of goals or a worse record than the Bucs.
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This is astonishing given the attacking depth available at the Bucs (on paper at least). They boast the likes of Kermit Erasmus, Zakhele Lepasa, Deon Hotto, Monnapule Saleng and Bafana Bafana attacker Evidence Makgopa.
However, even Kwame Peprah has fallen out of favour with Riveiro and is unlikely to earn gametime in the future. Moreover, they have just signed PSL veteran Ndumiso Mabena to add to an already packed attacking line-up, ironically, struggling to score goals. They have only managed 10 goals in 15 PSL matches to date.
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Chickelday has a lot of pressure on his shoulders but he has been involved with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers. Therefore, he has the experience and he has the backing from Riveiro and Bucs management.
Fingers crossed things change on attack for the Bucs – and fast!
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