Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin
Sredojevic has heaped praise on Thembinkosi Lorch, saying he considers
the midfielder to be the best player in the country based on current
The 25-year-old was a consistent performer for the Buccaneers in the
2018/19 campaign, helping them to a second-place finish in the Absa
His performances have not gone unnoticed, with the player nominated
for the Footballer of the season, Player's Player of the season and
Midfielder of the season awards.
And, after seeing Lorch bag a brace in Pirates final game of the season, Sredojevic had nothing but words of praise for 'Nyoso'.
"'Nyoso' has throughout the season really been a role model and
leading by example in each and every match, giving his best," Sredojevic
was quoted as saying by KickOff.
"Sometimes we were left wondering where he gets all the energy with
the body that he has, but he's what I want to call an atomic ant.
"He's a person who has really shown to everyone - with all due
respect to other players, there are several of them and I have no right
to mention names in order not to miss anyone - that if anything is to be
put on the table then he is our best player of the season, and I also
believe in South African football at present.
"With sincere appreciation to him and his teammates for each moment
of their efforts, it has been a real honour, pleasure and special
privilege coaching these wonderful boys.
"We believe everyone has improved, but the steps of seven miles that
Thembinkosi Lorch took this season has really shown that he is going
into the right direction.
"I really wish that he also continues from this platform this season in times ahead of us."