Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic
believes it takes continual improvement and persistence to dethrone Mamelodi
Sundowns as Absa Premiership champions.
Sundowns showed their stamina and class once again in
2018/19 to pip Pirates to the title on the final day, despite multiple
commitments in the cup competitions including the CAF Champions League.
The Brazilians advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League where
they were narrowly beaten by Wydad Casablanca.
Meanwhile, the Sea Robbers went out in the group stages but,
despite fresher legs, weren't able to squeeze past coach Pitso Mosimane's men
in the battle for first in the Premiership.
'Micho' told reporters it takes a comprehensive formula both
on the field and behind the scenes to unseat the 2016 African champions.
He said: "All 'top-six' gunning for the trophy need to
beat them with iron discipline, hard work and organisation, fanatical hard work
and usage of science, because there is an invisible match that you people are
not seeing, and you need to beat them with a family atmosphere.
"Any team [who wishes to beat Sundowns] need to have
this because as you could see this is their example, they are living like a
family, and of course in any family, the masterpiece is how you keep your dirty
"It's not always perfect and it's not easy to live in a
group, and I can tell you that, the same as with anything in life, when I came
here it was (Samsung) Galaxy 8 and now it's Galaxy 10...everything needs to