Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic likened
the goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns to a game of chess, as the title
rivals could not be separated on Saturday.
The point gained at Loftus Versfeld took the Buccaneers
three points clear of Bidvest Wits at the top of the Premiership table and
extended their unbeaten run to nine games.
Sredojevic felt the result was a fair reflection of proceedings
given the tight nature and admitted the only missing ingredient to an otherwise
enthralling encounter was goals.
Speaking to the press after the match, 'Micho' said:
"We wanted to win, they wanted to win. We had a reinforced defence, they
had a reinforced defence. It has been a game where both teams gave everything.
"Unfortunately, the only missing factor for both
supporters, we didn't score the goal. But I believe it is a fair result looking
at everything that happened.
"I want to give credit to [my] technical team, the
players have applied themselves to perfection the way they were supposed to
play against Mamelodi Sundowns. It was like chess.
"It was very important that we brought on fresh legs of
(Augustine) Mulenga, it was very important that we put on (Thabo) Qalinge for
the tired legs of (Vincent) Pule.
"We could not defend by defending but defend by
attacking. And in the end, we practically closed the shop by putting Figo
[Linda Mntambo] in a three-man midfield.
"I believe it was a good competitive game with the only
missing factor being goals."