Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic dedicated Orlando Pirates’ 3-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns to Buccaneers fans.
Goals from Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Mpho Makola and Luvuyo Memela saw Pirates comfortably beat Sundowns on Saturday afternoon while Percy Tau scored the Brazilians’ consolation.
The former Cranes immediate tactician praised his team and technical team for the good show but at the end, dedicated the win to the fans.
The Serbian-born coach gave praise to the players and technical team after the impressive win on the road.
“I want to give credit to the players,” said Micho. “They have given everything and really believed in this day because it was too much drama in 2017 for our supporters,” he added.
“From the technical team and the players I’d like to dedicate this win to the supporters for all the pain they have suffered. I think a bit of sweetness in their lives in the new year, they deserve it.
On the game itself, Micho admitted playing against a top quality team with lots of mileage of international football in their legs.
“When you play Sundowns they have the mileage in the legs of international players so they are never under pressure, whether they up or down, they play the same way. For us we are a work in progress, we are a team that is developing. We have shown competitiveness as we have scored three goals in two games [in a row]. We could have wrapped it up, but it’s good for our football that there were chances and it was good to watch in the Stadium and on Television.
Pirates moved to 5th on the log with 26 points and are now five points adrift of Onyango’s team that remains top of the standings.