Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro says his team could have scored more goals in the 6-0 drubbing over Crystal Lake had they had not wasted their numerous goal-scoring chances. 

The Sea Robbers strolled past the amateur side in the Nedbank Cup last 32, scoring four goals by half-time. 

Defender Tapelo Xoki scored a brace for the Buccaneers, with Olisa Ndah, Relebohile Mofokeng, Patrick Maswanganyi and Tshegofatso Mabasa registering their names on the scoresheet. 

Riveiro’s charges were a level above Crystal Lake who are campaigning in a SAFA Regional League. 

Riveiro believes his team could have scored more goals if they had converted the numerous chances they created. 

“It’s quite obvious that the difference is quite big. But still, I’m happy with the way we started. We didn’t make any space or room for any possible surprises, something which happens in these games. 

“We were disciplined, we have a clean sheet, and we could have scored many goals. But it’s not about that (scoring a lot of goals), it’s about going to the next round and getting confidence for the next game,” Riveiro told SABC Sport. 

Riveiro lauded Sipho Chaine for keeping the hosts at bay as they looked threatening in the second-half. 

“It was a unique opportunity for them. So, they will take any moment when they see that we are a little bit relaxed. The moment we lost a couple of balls in the wrong areas they immediately started to run and wanted to create something in transition,” Riveiro continued. 

“If it wasn’t for Sipho, they could have at least scored one goal. But, it’s that type of a game, so, we have to appreciate the victory, six goals and move forward,” Riveiro added.