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Micho Opens Up About Playing Without Pirates’ 12th Man

Orlando Pirates head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, has admitted that the physical presence of the fans was missed last night.

The Bucs were ordered by the Premier Soccer League to play their encounter against Wits behind closed doors last night, as consequence to events that took place in the past.

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Pirates recorded a 4-0 win over Gavin Hunt’s side, with the Bucs back to breathing down the neck of log-leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Micho said that the fans’ presence at the stadium was missed last night but is happy that his side were able to deliver the results in their presence.

“We need to be sincere that the mood and mode we are in, coming here to our stadium and hearing our supporters being player number 12 is not easy, you know… is more of a training shape than match shape. I would say that we missed physical presence but we have been fully aware that we are in prayers and in spirit,” Coach Micho told the media.

“Our supporters have been with us, the player number 12, we wanted, due to their absence, to give our all and I want to give credit to the players they have really given everything on the field of play, so that we have paid them watching over television with performance and results (in) their absence,” he added.

 

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