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Micho: We Have Made Them Aware Of What The Pirates Jersey Means

Milutin Sredojevic Has Reflected On Orlando Pirates' Past Season

By Soccer Laduma - May 09, 2018 07:00 AM

Orlando Pirates head coach, Milutin Sredojevic has highlighted certain improvements that the team has made following their disappointing end to the previous 2016/17 campaign.

Pirates ended off last season at 11th placed on the league standings, this before Sredojevic and assistant coach Rulani Mokwena were appointed to take over the technical bench.

The Buccaneers have made a significant and outstanding improvement this season, challenging alongside Mamelodi Sundowns for the Absa Premiership league title and booking their spot in the CAF Champions League. 

Read more: Barca Clash Will Cost Sundowns 

Speaking to the media, Head Coach Sredojevic confirmed that he is happy that the confidence is back in the team, adding that the players are much more aware of what it means to wear the Pirates jersey.

“We are in a process, we are happy that we have (rebuilt) the team, instilled the confidence, made them mentally strong, to make them theoretically much more aware what the jersey means, how football looks, competitive aspects of being part of Orlando Pirates,” he told the media after their defeat to Cape Town City last month.

“We have looked to keep them, throughout the season, physically fit and technically and tactically effective. They are so many positives to pick from the season behind us. 

“We have significantly outmatched last year’s result, 19 points more than last year when you look at that, it will be a much tougher season in front of us,” he added.

Pirates will face Free State Stars in the final Absa Premiership clash on Saturday, May 12, with the Bucs’ head coach revealing that he will be given fringe players some game time on the day. 


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Line's Man... May 09, 2018 03:42 PM
@mitchvich - that's true.
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Clinton_ May 09, 2018 01:42 PM
4 m a coach 2 cme in his first season 2 cme n take a team 2 position 2 unlike othr coachs whr thr 4 abt 3 season nvr manage 2 challenge 4 de leage 4 m coach micho dd a gd job nxt season wil b more tough 2 othr teams i only c 3 teams challengng de leage pirates,sundowns n cape town city/marisburg
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Mavee52 May 09, 2018 12:25 PM
next season its our season watch the space
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Phumlani Vimbelasizwe Shiba May 09, 2018 11:31 AM
They Bucs still more to come
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com May 09, 2018 11:08 AM
Sundowns fans are idiots, stupids Finnish and Klaar i've been singing the same song since I noticed their lack of thinking.
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fisto vs zebraditor May 09, 2018 10:19 AM
We all know Pirates jersey means trophy less specialist team
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mitchvich May 09, 2018 09:42 AM
We don't judge a coach based on speeches he makes to the media, but we judge him based on the trophies he collects for the team.
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mandisamvubu@ovi.com May 09, 2018 09:35 AM
Hahaha dats y besibangela kushisa
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Pathology May 09, 2018 09:34 AM
Hahaaaa woww this Builder is very funny !! ...The Problem is next season Sundowns will go back to the market and get even better players then. Micho ( the builder ) on the other side will continue building and telling his players about the importance of an ugly jersey ...kusezobamnandi laaaa
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Matayitayi May 09, 2018 09:29 AM
Haa mxxm this thing talks too much ,Khoza bought you more than 10 players you win nothing ,but rats always celebrates second best .
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tubatsi15 May 09, 2018 09:26 AM
Tough season ahead needs tough players. Coach should not release Sangweni, Chabalala, Sarr, Nkosi, Gabuza, just to mention a few. We should take African experience of Gabuza and Sarr into account
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The Bucsboss May 09, 2018 09:17 AM
Great job coach.Even though we didn't win the league,we were on the building phase.Sundowns were ready for every cup from the word go.By so doing,I can't blame you,or challenge your experience,but is a job weldone.#UP THE BUCS.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani May 09, 2018 09:15 AM
Tell us why your troops are truggling to punch small team CTC troops. Seo ga se mphitishi pila le ga eseng.
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Tryvis May 09, 2018 07:55 AM
Fantastic coach,players like bo mpho makola is their time to leave th ship
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MALOSE May 09, 2018 07:27 AM
This guy is matured as a coach his comments in the media are always down to earth

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