Milutin Sredojevic: Orlando Pirates have to beat Kaizer Chiefs in 90 minutes

The experienced trainer is wary of the Glamour Boys, who are looking to clinch their 14th League Cup title

Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says his side will do everything possible to defeat Kaizer Chiefs in regulation time.

The two Soweto giants will lock horns in the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday. 

The Serbian tactician is keen to avoid a penalty shootout against Amakhosi, who are the most decorated club in the history of the League Cup

“Someone told me that out of 10 cup matches that we have played and had gone to penalties‚ eight times Pirates failed to win‚” Sredojevic told the media.

The last time the two teams clashed in the Telkom Knockout was in 2015 - Chiefs won 6-5 on penalties in a semi-final tie.

“So, we shall do anything in our capabilities on the day against a top-class team like Chiefs to finish the job in 90 minutes," he continued.

Amakhosi have dominated in Cup matches against the Buccaneers, who have clinched the Telkom Knockout once - lifting it in 2011. 

Pirates have won only three of their last 10 Cup meetings with Amakhosi and they will be keen to finish the job in 90 minutes. 

“If we fail to finish the game in 90 minutes it will be after 120 minutes and if not it will be in the penalties," he added. 

“So, we’ve got to be ready on all fronts because eventually in football anything can happen. So, I believe that we are ready for anything in that regard," he concluded. 

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