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Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic

by
Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 12, 2017. 15:30


Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic would “give everything” to see the Soweto side win another CAF Champions League title.

The Buccaneers famously became the first South African side to win the continental prize in 1995, but they have been unable to repeat the feat since.

They came close in 2013 when they were beaten in the final by Egyptian giants Al Ahly, while in 2006 – during Sredojevic’s first spell in charge of the club – they got as far as the semifinals before losing out to Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien.

Micho, who has coached extensively across Africa, wants to see Pirates return to the Champions League and ultimately lift the trophy again.

“I would give everything, I would give my life to put one more star on the badge. Once we succeed in this, I would count myself as mission being fulfilled. I am a coach that has been in 50 African countries,” the Serbian told Kick-Off.

“Wherever a ball is kicked on this continent I know and I believe the power of knowing that could tremendously help Orlando Pirates to go to the Champions League and to compete and reach the point of winning the competition.”

Pirates will return to domestic action next midweek with an Absa Premiership match at home to Platinum Stars on Wednesday 18 October.



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