Micho: I share everything I do with coach Rulani

2018-11-26 09:28
Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the players and his assistant coach Rulani Mokwena deserve all the credit for the victory over Kaizer Chiefs.

As it happened: Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 Orlando Pirates

Pirates defeated Chiefs 2-1 in Saturday's Telkom Knockout semi-final to advance to the final to face either Baroka or Wits, who are set to play on Sunday.

Goals from Justin Shonga and Thembinkosi Lorch handed Bucs the triumph, while Leo Castro got Amakhosi's solitary strike in the contest.

Speaking to SuperSport TV after the game, he said: "Absolute credit to the players that they have stick to the plan. They applied themselves.

"They were coming in numbers in front of our defence trying endanger us. We have been patient especially in the second half. We had opened very well exactly where we planned in spaces behind the full-backs.

"The ball came from [Vincent] Pule and we scored that goal. Then we disrespected one ball and [Leonardo] Castro scored from that Khama Billiat pass.

"In the second half we were looking for two aspects, one was to be patient in build ups and in defending to try to hold and see if we can find holes and exactly that happened six minutes before time Shonga scored the goal and we won the game.

"In the last heat of the game we could have conceded. It was a thrilling match, credit to the technical team. I believe we deserve to go to the finals.

"I share everything I do with coach Rhulani. Our thinking was that we put an extra player that can pull on the shoulders off [to] Shonga so that he can express himself. Exactly that happened.

"We are happy, six times we have played in the Telkom Knockout and we have never passed through. The time has come. It's the law of averages. Respect to the opponents but give to the supporters because I believe that the biggest power given to human beings is the power to make people happy.

"I think our Orlando Pirates supporters will be happy this evening, very much the happy people."


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