Orlando Pirates‘ first game of the season showed glimpses of a team that will be interesting to watch this season, despite only winning 1-0 against FC Swallows..

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According to available statistics, Jose RiveraThe team had 12 shots on goal last weekend, seven of which were on target.

The Sea Robbers are only expected to improve on these created chances starting with their next game on Wednesday against FC Stellenbosch.

Let’s take a look at five things we’ve been waiting for this week…

It took Eva Nga just 10 minutes to score her first goal for the Bucs against the Swallows. Image: @OrlandoPirates / Twitter

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  1. While Rivera has cast serious doubt on additional signings, you never know with the Bucs. The club is still linked with the Ghana international as well as the veteran Swallows defender.
  2. After Saturday’s dynamic performance, the Bucs faithful are expected to turn out in large numbers at Danny Craven Stadium on Wednesday night.
  3. In the match “Swallows”, three new debutants entered the field, except for Miguel Tim. The highly-rated midfielder is expected to feature against Stellenbosch. Meanwhile, new face Evidence McGop is reportedly injured.
  4. As last weekend’s game was a home game, the club wore a new home shirt. The first look at the new white and gray away kit will take place on Wednesday.
  5. Following the new 3-5-2 formation with Thabis Magnane and Deon Hota as full-backs, Riveri could keep the same system or try a different formation.

Meanwhile, the club will board a flight to the Western Cape ahead of Wednesday’s game at 7.30pm.

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