Register Login Scores

Bucs’ Plans For Next Season Outlined

Orlando Pirates will strengthen the team where they are lacking, coach Micho Sredojevic has told the Siya crew.

While he would not give away the club’s ideal targets, the Serbian mentor did reveal that he would prefer to have two players for each position given the anticipation the Buccaneers would compete in all domestic competitions next season as well as the CAF Champions League.

Read: Cruch Talks Over Middendorp's Future 

Pirates ended the season without any silverware during the 2018/19 campaign which has just ended, but did run eventual title winners Mamelodi Sundowns close as they came in at second place.

But they could not make it past the group stages of the Champions League.  

“We need to be ready for the five competitions next season. This means we need to be consistent and keep the form throughout the season, that is the masterpiece of successful teams,” Sredojevic explained.

“I think the key is keeping consistency in the playing staff and having a least two players per position because the season takes its toll. For example, one of the biggest blows for us was losing Ben Motshwari in a friendly match ahead of a crucial Telkom Knockout game.”

Read: Golden Boot Winner: I Won't Say No! 

Pirates had 33 players in their squad this past season and the coach said he was never displeased with any of them.

“Each of them gave their maximum, but we could only have an 18-man squad on matchday,” he said.

Reports have indicated that Pirates have already signed Chippa United defender Tebogo Tlolane, while they are also favourites to land Maritzburg United midfielder Fortune Makaringe. 

nextarticle

Teko Will Remain With City!

33 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm New Signing!

170 Jun 26, 2019 01:46 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Neymar ‘Agrees’ Barca Deal, New Salary Revealed?

16 Jun 25, 2019 08:58 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Highest-Paid Real Stars After Hazard Signing

13 Jun 10, 2019 07:15 PM in Real Madrid

Bucs Announce Another Top Signing, 8 New Players

107 Jun 26, 2019 12:38 PM in Orlando Pirates

Did You See Kaizer Chiefs 2019/2020 Away Kit?

247 Jun 25, 2019 12:18 PM in Fan Park

AFCON Heartbreak XI: Dolly, Katsande, Khune & Co.

7 Jun 23, 2019 03:58 PM in AFCON 2019

Neymar ‘Agrees’ Barca Deal, New Salary Revealed?

16 Jun 25, 2019 08:58 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Gallery: Six AFCON Stadiums Confirmed

14 Jun 23, 2019 04:04 PM in AFCON 2019

Ekstein Spotted Back At Naturena…

26 Jun 26, 2019 10:38 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

6 Jun 03, 2019 09:19 PM in UEFA Champions League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Sundowns Want Rusike, Who Could Go In Opposite Direction?

29 Jun 26, 2019 03:26 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns