Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic thanks football Gods

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The Soweto giants were lucky to get away with all the three points against the Clever Boys as Keegan Ritchie netted an own goal in the last minute of regulation time to hand Bucs crucial victory in the title race.

“We came here to play a match knowing that since 2013 Pirates have not won the game [against]. We came up against a very good tactically organised team, they put three defenders that succeeded in helping Bafana Bafana qualify for the Africa Cup Of Nations,” Sredojevic told SuperSport TV after the match.

“They have provided a style of play that is not easy to match. We started very badly but then we reshuffled in the second half and put Musa Nyatama in between the two centre-backs, as we were playing with wing backs,” the Serbian born coach continued.

“From then on it was like two boxers trying to match each other. It could go either way, I give credit to the opponent, we fought. One moment decided the match, I’m happy, the same as I previewed we said one moment could decide the match. I’m happy it’s on our side.

“Football has paid us back for those 11 draws because for so long we have been so close and have not won. Now the football Gods gave us this but we are not getting carried away. We are firmly on the ground and now we focus on our Wednesday game against Black Leopards,” he said.