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Milutin Sredojevic hopes to bring the best out of Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza

2:12 PM GMT 02/10/2017
Thamsanqa Gabuza, Orlando Pirates
Micho asked the Bucs fans to be patient with the 30-year-old forward, who was named man of the match on Saturday

Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has urged fans to back Thamsanqa Gabuza.

The marksman has endured criticism from the Pirates supporters for missing chances since last season.

However, on Saturday night, Gabuza netted a brace as Pirates drew 2-2 with Polokwane City in a PSL match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Serbian tactician Sredojevic says the Bucs technical team aim to find a way to bring the best out of the hard-working striker.

“He has the heart of a lion,” Sredojevic was quoted on The Star.

“It’s not easy to wear this jersey. This jersey has 80 years of history and millions of supporters. Whatever he missed, he repaid with the two goals he scored," he continued.

"Last season he scored two goals. This is his third goal (in six matches in this campaign).

Since joining Pirates from Lamontville Golden Arrows prior to the 2013/14 season, Gabuza has netted seven goals in 48 league matches for the Soweto giants.

"I want to find the mechanism - together with the technical team, management and the players - to get the best out of him," Sredojevic added.

"I also ask for patience from the supporters so that we can give him confidence because he will, 100 percent, repay us for that.

"He wants to deliver and he wants to give his best," he concluded.