Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has
refused to be drawn into discussions about the side’s chances of winning the
Absa Premiership this season.
The Buccaneers are in a good position domestically, trailing
leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by one point with eight games left, albeit having
played one more.
Pirates haven’t lifted the Absa Premiership in seven years
and ‘Micho’ has apologised to the fans for not bringing success sooner.
"As we mentioned last year, we’ve healed the souls of our
supporters," Sredojevic told the media.
"The biggest happiness for us is that two years ago the team
accumulated 33 points all season, now we have - with eight games still to play
- 39 points, which is something we’re happy with," Sredojevic told the media.
"Regarding feeding their souls, we need to apologise to our
supporters, we cannot serve all the food at once. We are looking towards every
match to be a good portion of feeding their souls.
"I hope they’re seeing on the faces and body language of the
players that they are giving everything for the badge and jersey, and this is
our ultimate target.
"We know that once our players are giving everything, our
supporters will be happy with the effort we’re putting in and, once we put the
effort and get the support from our supporters, we know our quality will rise
and that investment of effort will pay us back."
Next, the Buccaneers welcome Bloemfontein Celtic to the
Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Kick-off is at 19:30.