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Micho Promises Downs More 'Fierce' Competition Next Season

Micho Promises Downs More Competition Next Season

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 29, 2018 02:32 PM

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns on their Absa Premiership success but says the Buccaneers will be even more "fierce" competitors next season.

Read: Bucs Settle For Second Place After Loss To CT City

The Buccaneers suffered a 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City while Sundowns defeated Ajax Cape Town to clinch their eighth league title on Saturday afternoon.

The Serbian coach claims his side will be more offer the Brazilians more competition next season.

“I have to be a gentleman but we have to promise them [Sundowns] much fierce competition next season," Sredojevic told SuperSport after the game,

"I want to congratulate them they’ve been at the top undisputed for much of the season, I congratulate my colleague Pitso Mosimane and the management (of Sundowns).

"Both teams will represent the country in (CAF) Champions League next season.”

On the loss to the Citizens, the Buccaneers coach admitted they tried everything possible to find a way back into the clash.

“We knew that the match was going to be tight one moment of brilliance was going to decide it. We entered the game with the intention of building identity, create chances and have variety in attack. We tried everything," he said.

“After that moment of brilliance in the first we regrouped for the second half we put all the strikers we have in and exposed ourselves at the back. Unfortunately (Luvuyo) Memela got injured.

“We did everything for that moment of brilliance to be on our side, unfortunately, it was not. We hit the post with that chance by “section” (Thabo Qalinge) unfortunately it didn’t go in. We have learned lessons and are looking forward.

“We believe we have had a wonderful season behind us with one match to go. In the first half of the season, we brought to bring stability. It’s a process, we grew up as a team.

“I want to thank the players for working hard, they have had sleepless and hard working days.”



Phakamani89 Joined: 26 Jan 2018
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Phakamani89 May 02, 2018 03:17 PM
Eeeh sorry coach micho ..u forgot to mention chiefs ..or it doesn't give u competition ? Lol dont focus to much on Sundowns coach ..stay on on ur lane
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mabotoane wa Le Downs May 01, 2018 07:59 AM
This cow is still new into our PSL so someone need to give him some heads up, hey wena cowmicho didn't your rats tell you that Downs rules the PSL?
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EagleEye Apr 30, 2018 08:49 AM
So close yet so far for Pirates.
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Mashia1950 Apr 30, 2018 07:57 AM
That's the spirit coach, some didn't understand you when you said you were building for next season.
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Bhekanieee Apr 30, 2018 05:47 AM
It took baxter a season to win trophys
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Ngwende Apr 29, 2018 10:04 PM
Sir Pitso said after losing the title to WITS last season , '' We know where the title is, we will walk across to collect it.'' And haters mocked and laughed at him calling him a sour loser and a dreamer - only to find out yesterday that Pitso wa damn serious. We collected our cup from Wits. Hahahahahahahaha
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No badges available Apr 29, 2018 08:29 PM
The coach must start by giving players like Tshabalala to partner with Happy Jele at the back. I still dont understand why both Sangweni and Tshabalala are not utilised.
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FIFA behind chiefs Apr 29, 2018 08:28 PM
u talk too much , do u think u r going to play with dunu the whole season, we all knw ur style of play .next season u will be in trouble
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Thilly11 Apr 29, 2018 08:19 PM
Big team are measured by trophies.. Hehehe nkandla nkandla
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Powerade_202 Apr 29, 2018 08:08 PM
So chieps are slowly fading away no even considers them as a challenge anymor rip to amaCowsi.
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ndleleni_89 Apr 29, 2018 07:46 PM
You are welcome Micho we will be waiting next season because its now 5 yrs in a row KBY being only on two positions at the end of the season EITHER 1 or 2.#ForEverYellow
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dellah Apr 29, 2018 07:26 PM
If a trophiless season is a wonderful season den rats it's a small team. Big team r measured by trophies if not the season can't b wonderful. I means finishing 2nd for de nxt 5 years without triphies will b wonderful
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scoreman99 Apr 29, 2018 07:06 PM
Thanx Micho for given us a sense interview unlike Pizza who will talk about his wife, ex gf,dogs etc
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mondentete Apr 29, 2018 07:02 PM
Will see next season Micho, let's see I'd u will be able to motivate players again in your full season, chairs might be thrown at u remember
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kadish Apr 29, 2018 06:57 PM
Soccer will humble Sereto sa njebe big time he is so disrespectful to other teams.
Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Joined: 12 Dec 2017
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Apr 29, 2018 06:39 PM
Downs see no competition from the Rats and Thieves, lt will be Downs alone come next season.
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kadish Apr 29, 2018 06:30 PM
@Stuart Alois Downs won a league because they didn't relax because Wits didn't do well they knew that there is other threats even Rats when chasing the league Downs were not surprised they just respected Rats then compete as usual.
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Stuart Alois Apr 29, 2018 06:19 PM
@The Bucsboss =By promising Downs a fierce competition dznt mean he wl be competing against Downs alone bt we all know who are title favourites before the season even started n Downs is one of them.
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Deftman05 Apr 29, 2018 06:11 PM
I just cannot wait for next season, izodlali tv.
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kadish Apr 29, 2018 06:09 PM
@Bucsfever16 now you talking something you don't know which usual tune do you know from me ?

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