Orlando Pirates midfielder Musa Nyatama has revealed the instructions coach Milutin Sredojevic gave them before the encounter Bloemfontein Celtic.
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The Buccaneers signalled their intent on the opening day of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Free State outfit on Saturday evening.
Musa Nyatama was instrumental in the win, as his long ball found Augustine Mulenga for the opening goal, and he reveals Sredojević instructed the players to play long.
"I'm quite happy with the performance of the guys, although there is still room for improvement," Nyatama told Supersport after the game.
"We had to dominate the game. We were playing at home and also the coach told us to play the ball over the top. And you saw the first goal, I played the ball over the top.
"Good control from Mulenga. It is something we always do at training.
"If we can't build from the back, we must play the ball over the top. Especially if there is pressure in midfield and the defensive line is high."