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Milutin Sredojevic: Orlando Pirates showed competitiveness against Mamelodi Sundowns

10:30 AM WAT 14/01/2018
Milutin Sredojevic, Orlando Pirates
Bucs made it two wins in a row with a 3-1 win over the league leaders on Saturday

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the result showed their competitiveness as it’s the second time in a row they have won by three goals.

“We’re a team that’s developing, and I believe today’s game we showed our competitiveness away from home because it’s the second game in a row we’ve scored three goals,” Sredojevic said post-match.

Micho believes they had a good game-plan that came to fruition from the word go with Ntsikelelo Nyauza’s opener after two minutes followed by Mpho Makola low drive minutes later.

“We planned for everything they did on the field. This game has been a copy and paste of what happened at Orlando Stadium when we conceded an early goal,” he said.

Furthermore, the Serb took the time to dedicate the win to the supporters after they endured a frustrating past year that saw them miss out on the top eight for the first time in the PSL era.

“I want to give credit to the players, they give everything. They live for this day because it was too much drama for our supporters in 2017.

“On behalf of the technical team, I dedicate this win to our supporters for all the pain they suffered. I think this is a bit sweetness for their pain,” Sredojevic said.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes they controlled the game all round, but rued the miss of Anthony Laffor late in the second half that would have levelled the scores at the time.

“It was a very good game. It came out as expected. A lot of transitions. We dealt with them well and we know they are good at breaks.

“We should’ve scored, had Laffor scored it would have been different but its football. But we controlled the game, that’s good, we showed who we are at home. The integrity was there,” Mosimane said.