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Micho: A Final Before The Final

The Cape Town City V Orlando Pirates Match Has Been Dubbed As The Final

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 13, 2018 04:47 PM

The Nedbank Cup match between Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates has been dubbed as the final before the final.

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In what will be the last match of the round of 16 stage of the Nedbank Cup, City will host Pirates at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match is arguably the biggest of the Last 16 and Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic has dubbed the match as the final before the final.

“We do not think beyond this game. It is full focus on 90, and possibly more minutes on the game against Cape Town. It is a very good match that will tell us where we are at present, from the point of all things that we are doing on and off the field,” Sredojevic told the media this week.   

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“There’s one visible match that will be there at Cape Town Stadium and there’s one visible match that in preparation and out of the field, we are doing in order to be fully theoretically aware (of) the opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and to be mentally strong, because we know that in cup it’s very simple, you’re either in or out. 

"So, we are fully aware of that. We have the mental strength that will carry us in that match. We need to be physically fit to answer to a very good team of Cape Town City that until having lost against (Kaizer) Chiefs have been in contention for the league. They are still in contention after their last win (against Chippa United),” added the coach.  

“So, having that in mind, we know that this is the derby match of this round of Nedbank, and is in a way a final before the final. Technical effectiveness and tactical competitiveness are the main factors we are looking at. We want to take all the pressure from our players. We want to put them in the game in a relaxed mood in order to express themselves to play good football and to get the results that will make us go through,” said the Serbian.

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“We know that we are in prayers and the minds of our supporters. They are our player number 12. They have been with us at the stadium with their support. We are looking forward to (giving) them more tables of healing their souls from all the things that have happened in the past,” concluded the coach.  


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Kenny Jim Joined: 16 Feb 2018
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Kenny Jim Mar 14, 2018 07:32 AM
Aslng As We Cn Find A Way To Contain Teko Modise Then We Are Through
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Kenny Jim Joined: 16 Feb 2018
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Kenny Jim Mar 14, 2018 07:25 AM
@cado ka cadolo. I Think It Haz Nthng To Do With Khompela S Bombustik Whatever English. Sumtimes Media Cn Break Or Build Careerz, It Nt Safe For Khompela To Play Around Media Coz Thingz Are Nt Going Wel At Chiefs.
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Mtheeya Mar 13, 2018 07:20 PM
If Pirates vs City in the last 16 is a Final before the Final what if the semis pit Chiefs vs 'Downs, Pirates vs 'Downs, Chiefs vs Pirates? Will it be "another Final before the Final?"
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Mar 13, 2018 07:13 PM
I agree.We might come back unhappy at cape town.Benny is one of the up and coming coach who demand respect,and continually get it with a lot of surprises.I just hope that,we come back the happy people that we are.Good luky the Bucs boys#UP THE BUCS.
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cado ka cadolo Mar 13, 2018 06:11 PM
Y always Downs n Bucs coaches dt normal speak wit media? Coz u wil find dat on week in week out. Do media scare of Kompela's bomba stik words?
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cado ka cadolo Mar 13, 2018 06:08 PM
K my Coach
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roger-fetumba Mar 13, 2018 06:04 PM
I see cable eaters losing this one
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115045259 Mar 13, 2018 05:57 PM
What final? R u crazy?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 13, 2018 05:47 PM
Easy win for rats
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tebogo gm mahlaba Joined: 06 Aug 2015
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tebogo gm mahlaba Mar 13, 2018 05:47 PM
I agree this the final b4 final,hope rates will do well and play against chiefs,to show us that it was not a fluk on that 3-1.
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MR IBU Mar 13, 2018 05:44 PM
@Mghatsane ...So komphela and Pitso are quite ever since they are moerd by Micho ?
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Mghatsane Mar 13, 2018 05:38 PM
this guy talk too much ever since he defeated Downs and Zebra FC
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MR IBU Mar 13, 2018 05:34 PM
Amen !...sir Micho has spoken
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Mar 13, 2018 05:27 PM
This thing called micho is all over the place but cup dololo
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njabulo25 Mar 13, 2018 05:22 PM
an easy win for us pirates
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dankiesan82 Mar 13, 2018 04:57 PM
I will be there at the stadium

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