Jose Riveiro loving The Ghosts’ songs amid Orlando Pirates’ final push

Jose Riveiro loving The Ghosts’ songs amid Orlando Pirates’ final push

The sounds of “Weeh Tito, Weeh Tito” coming out at Orlando Stadium once again will be music to the ears of head coach Jose Riveiro, who is enjoying the love his players are getting from the supporters.

This is the song fans eSgodini have composed for on-form attacker Patrick “Tito” Maswanganyi, who has fast become a crowd darling. 

Pirates this evening host Richards Bay FC, who are battling relegation and trying to move away from the play-off spot, But it’s not only the players on the pitch that the Natal Rich Boyz should brace themselves against, much to Riveiro’s delight.

"As long as they continue singing because they are performing well, I'm happy, I'm alright," said Riveiro. 

"And well, like I've said many times, the fans identify the players they like that are taking them to the stadiums, and that they like seeing on the ball, and right now we have many of those players in a good moment, in good form, and our fans are absolutely happy with them.

"If they want to sing names, like I said, if it's because they're doing a good job, it's a good thing."

Over the past two months, Pirates fans have been flocking to match venues, spurred on by the team's impressive results and unwavering consistency. 

Riveiro acknowledges the pivotal role the Bucs faithful have played, propelling the team to the Nedbank Cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns and fueling their pursuit of CAF Champions League qualification.

"But everyone around needs support, and that's the most important thing – that we are getting that support as a team in the recent weeks wherever we go," he added.

"Even in Orlando, when, in the beginning of the season, there were a couple of games that were – so-so, you know – we didn't finish the games in a happy way.

"Right now they are pushing us in every scenario in every game, and it's a motivation for the fans to come to the stadium, and it's a motivation for our boys to try to perform at the level the people are expecting from them."

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