Absa Premiership

Micho believes the Absa Premiership is improving

2017-12-08 10:28
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says the tight nature of the Absa Premiership shows a high level of competition and not a lack of quality.

With the top nine clubs separated by only three points, critics have argued that the inability of teams to put together a winning run of games and pull clear of the chasing pack is indicative of a poor quality league.

But Sredojevic, who returned to Pirates for a second spell a decade after his first tenure, has another take on the matter.

"I need to tell you that the league is much more organised than it was, and I am talking post (2010) World Cup era," the Buccaneers coach was quoted by IOL website.

"All the teams are working very hard and someone will tell you that there is a problem this season because just one win can move you up the log table and a defeat will take you down.

"People will say this is a product of a lack of quality in the league," he continued.

"I don't think like this. I want to give credit to all the coaches that are working very hard. It means competition is so tight that games can go either way, and this is exactly what I was expecting coming here."

The Serbian-born coach, who was in charge of the Uganda national team before joining the Sea Robbers, also says he hopes to make a positive impact on football in South Africa.

"I am enjoying each and every single moment right now," he said.

"I want to give my all and contribute to the country moving in a positive direction. I am a person who believes in a process - it's not important where you are but which direction you are going. In that process things cannot be perfect all at once."

The Buccaneers will lock horns with AmaZulu on Saturday, December 9 at the Orlando Stadium.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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