South-Africa

Micho impressed by Motshwari performance

2018-08-13 12:39
Ben Motshwari (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has welcomed the selection headache posed to him by Ben Motshwari, who impressed in their defeat to SuperSport United.

Motshwari, who signed for the Buccaneers from Wits in the off-season, made his debut in Saturday's MTN8 quarter-final alongside Xola Mlambo.

Pirates lost 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, but one positive for 'Micho' was the midfielder's performance.

"Having in mind that it's his first match (because) in his previous team he had not played, he (Motshwari) really stepped in and gave a good performance, considering he had no match fitness," the Serbian coach was quoted as saying by KickOff website.

"It is his first match and he has shown that he is increasing the pool of players that will compete in central midfield for us throughout the season."

Micho told SuperSport directly after the match that he felt Pirates deserved to win, and he has once again praised the performance of his players.

"In conclusion, not only him but even others have shown something that we have demanded from them - spirit, facial language, body language, they really wanted (to win)," he added.

"However, football didn't give us what we expected and we're disappointed but we're moving on."

Pirates will return to Premiership action on Wednesday against Motshwari's old team, the in-form Clever Boys.

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