Saleng’s hat-trick seals vital league win for Pirates over Swallows
In-form Monnapule Saleng scored a hat-trick to give Orlando Pirates a convincing 4-1 DStv Premiership win over struggling Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium on Friday night.
Saleng, who has strengthened his argument to be counted among the nominees for the coveted Footballer of the Season, also provided an assist for this important victory.
With these maximum points, the Buccaneers remain in third spot with 32 points from 22 matches but have narrowed the gap on second-placed SuperSport United to two points.
This is a much-needed result for Pirates coach José Riveiro, who was back on the bench after serving his suspension, after the narrow loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby last weekend.