Milutin Sredojevic firmly focused on securing CAF Champions League spot for Orlando Pirates


Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic felt his side’s performance against Maritzburg United was a repayment to the club’s supporters.

Pirates claimed a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Maritzburg at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday evening as they retained their three-point lead atop the Absa Premiership standings.

Despite the title race still firmly under their own control, Sredojevic insisted their sole target remains to return to the CAF Champions' League, where they have “unfinished business.”

“We have set ourselves a target of reaching 53 points that would help us take a step closer to second consecutive year of going to the CAF Champions' League,” said Micho.

“We have unfinished business in Africa, and we are happy that this was one step – two more to go – [towards that]. We shall do our best to bring ourselves into a position that will bring us back to the Champions' League.”

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The Serbian tactician, who returned to the club on a ‘soul-healing’ mission at the start of last season, also dedicated their victory to The Buccaneers’ faithful who have been rallying behind the team.

“Special appreciation to all our supporters, we have felt their support throughout the match; we have felt their prayers in all the tough moments,” he added.

“I believe that we have paid them back with the spirit that every Orlando Pirates supporter can be proud of.

“We got those three points and we look forward to the match against Cape Town City [next Saturday].”