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.