Absa Premiership

Micho praises Sandilands' leadership skills

2017-09-22 12:11
Wayne Sandilands (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands plays a far bigger role than simply keeping the ball out the net.

The Buccaneers have made an excellent start to the campaign and are joint league leaders after five rounds of action.

Sandilands and his defence have played a crucial role in the promising start to the season after conceding just a single goal so far.

As such, Sredojevic has praised the vastly experienced Bafana Bafana custodian for his overall contribution in what is his first season with the Soweto giants.

"He is an extended arm of us as the coaching staff. He injects the team with maturity, seniority and leadership. Therefore, empowering him and other players has been a formula that has worked for us off the field," said the Serbia-born coach.

"On the field, he gives a lot of confidence to the team. He gives the team reasons to work for him and he works for the team. It is a two-way traffic. For now things have been going in the right direction.

"I remember Sandilands as an opponent (during the keepers earlier days at Platinum Stars). I am honoured, pleased and privileged to have him as my player now. He has immeasurable contribution towards things happening on and off the field," Sredojevic added.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.