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How Things Have Turned Around At Pirates? Micho Explains…

Milutin Sredojevic Opens Up On Orlando Pirates Turnaround

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 01, 2018 03:03 PM

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has explained the technical team managed to change the team's fortunes at Orlando Pirates from their disappointing 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign, where they finished 11th on the log, into finishing 2nd this past season.

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Under Sredojevic, Rhulani Mokwena, Benson Mhlongo and the entire technical team, Bucs have been one of the entertaining teams in the PSL this past season with their style of play.

The Buccaneers managed 15 wins from their 30 matches this past season. The last time Bucs accumulated more than 14 wins in a league campaign was during the 2011/12 season when they won the league title with 17 wins and 7 draws under Augusto Palacios, and qualified for the 2013 CAF Champions League in the process. 

Prior to Sredojevic’s arrival at the Soweto giants, Bucs managed only 6 wins as they finished outside the top eight of the log for the first time in the club’s history during the PSL era.

In his interview in edition 1075 of Soccer Laduma, the Serbian coach has explained how things have been turned around for the team.

“We managed to turn things around by keeping ourselves within four crucial pillars of our club, where supporters were supporting us, being the driving force and injection of ultra-motivation to the team; our chairman Dr Irvin Khoza, as (a) proven leader and father figure, led us with his management to provide all necessary conditions for harmony in effective functioning; our ultra-hardworking  players, that were stretching themselves over all human and sports limits to respect the jersey and the badge by always giving their level best; and, finally, us, the technical team, that were serving all necessary selfless contributions in sleepless nights and hardworking days to improve day by day. The best is yet and still very far to come from all of us,” said Sredojevic.

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For his efforts at Pirates this past season, which also saw the club qualify for a return to the Champions League, Sredojevic was nominated for the PSL Coach of the Season award alongside league-winning Pitso Mosimane, as well as Nedbank Cup finalist Fadlu Davids.

Make sure not to miss out on the exclusive interview with Sredojevic in edition 1075 of Soccer Laduma this week. 


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Bhadela Ka Ndaba Joined: 04 Jun 2018
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Bhadela Ka Ndaba Jun 05, 2018 08:49 AM
Sredojevic, Rhulani Mokwena, Benson Mhlongo we believe ...some next season we will pick up where we left of, have faith HAPPY PEOPLE...
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45calibre Joined: 29 May 2015
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45calibre Jun 02, 2018 10:38 AM
Dr duke will never held hostage by any player,he put his cards on the table,now is up to jali.I hope jali won't follow Tso vilakazi "s terrible decision of not rejoining mighty bucs.at pirates we follow our spirit not heart,rulani mokoena already mentioned it.amen
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@SCHUSTE Joined: 05 Apr 2018
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@SCHUSTE Jun 02, 2018 07:54 AM
Mr Mike did state yesterday that Khoza was having a meeting with AJ15 last week to offer him something but by the looks of thing AJ will be heading in one of the 2 COwzer chips and NDAWANA FC because their offer is the same is just matter of AJ choosing the team he wanna play for .I'm starting to think that means my team is not paying salary that other teams pays for a player yeerrrrrrr
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dcdanny-home Jun 02, 2018 05:13 AM
Signing players from whomever is not the issue. The importance is player attitude and hunger to be the best.The spiritual connection to football by a player, not just for a living salary. It's like Botha Msila's spiritual connection to attending matches. He lives for it. Players who lives for football on and off field.
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Juju nation Jun 01, 2018 10:39 PM
Juju nation will be back next season
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fisto vs zebraditor Joined: 18 Oct 2016
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 01, 2018 08:04 PM
He turned what because Pirates is trophyless as usual
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 01, 2018 08:04 PM
He turned what because Pirates is trophyless as usual
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mitchvich Jun 01, 2018 03:52 PM
Next year this time we'll be thanking Pirates, and celebrating yet another promising season for next season.
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Jun 01, 2018 03:45 PM
buying talented players and less experienced players its still good but we must also look on mixing them with the experienced ones phela next season we demand at least 2 trophies in our cabinet
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Jun 01, 2018 03:40 PM
I wish they can stop signing from Chippa its enough now there proven players like Ngele,mhango,Alexandra as we are looking to compete in CAF we can't rely on signing from teams like Chippa and leopard who won nothing
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 01, 2018 03:35 PM
Hahaha you last won a trophy in 2012 ,6 year drought kikiki
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DMatatasela Joined: 18 Apr 2014
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DMatatasela Jun 01, 2018 03:31 PM
@Matayitayi ......heee wake up wena, you are day dreaming
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DMatatasela Joined: 18 Apr 2014
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DMatatasela Jun 01, 2018 03:30 PM
When are you getting Billiat and Hlatswayo for us lona banna, eish!!
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SowetoBOY Jun 01, 2018 03:29 PM
No excuses now we want the league must deliver it.
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Matayitayi Jun 01, 2018 03:29 PM
No trophies, dont talk too much , same whatsaap group as polokwane city

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