Born in Cape Town, Riyaad spent 12 years at Ajax Cape Town, starting off in the academy to becoming one of their key first team members. His first PSL game was an away game against Platinum Starts and, he collected the Man of the Match award for his first ever home game played for Ajax against Bidvest Wits.
A player that hates losing, "Skilo" says, “It is an honour and a privilege to wear the Orlando Pirates badge”. His ambition at the club is to become a key player and a good role model for the future players growing up. Outside football, Riyaad enjoys relaxing with the squad and going to the beach when there is time for it.