Absa Premiership

Norodien returned with hunger, says Palacios

2017-02-20 07:50
Riyaad Norodien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates interim coach Augusto Palacios has explained that Riyaad Norodien's late heroics in the 2-2 draw with Cape Town City came after he was given time off in the previous week.

The 21-year-old fired in a stunning late strike to secure a late draw for the Sea Robbers against the Citizens last Saturday.

The draw ensured that Buccaneers did not lose their third Absa Premiership match in a row.

"Norodien's mother is sick and we gave him time off to come see her last week and he came back a different player with hunger, it showed," Palacios told reporters.

The Mayfair-based outfit next face Polokwane City in a league clash on Saturday, February 25.

Kick off is at 15:30.

A new coach is set to be in charge as the club confirmed Palacios' replacement would be named on Monday ahead of the City clash.

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