Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic would give life for CAF Champions League honours
Posted: 11 October 2017 Time: 16:45
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho Sredojevic says he will “give his life” to see the Buccaneers win a second CAF Champions League title with him at the helm.
Pirates reached the final of the biggest club competition on the continent in 2013 with Roger de Sa, but they were beaten by Egyptian giants Al Ahly. However they have not taken part in the competition since then and Micho is hoping they can make a return in the near future.
During his first spell with the Soweto giants, Micho was on the bench when they reached the semi-final of the competition in 2006, when they were knocked out by Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien.
Micho has tons of experience of coaching on the continent, so he would know what it takes to do well in a competition such as the Champions League.
“I would give everything, I would give my life to put one more star on the badge. Once we succeed in this, I would count myself as mission being fulfilled. I am a coach that has been in 50 African countries,” he tells KickOff.com.
“Wherever a ball is kicked on this continent I know and I believe the power of knowing that could tremendously help Orlando Pirates to go to the Champions League and to compete and reach the point of winning the competition,” he adds.
Before thinking about winning the Champions League, Pirates need to think about winning the domestic league title. They have not won it since 2012. They have made a fairly good start to the season, but need to keep improving on certain aspects of their game if they are to lift the biggest prize in South African football.
They face Platinum Stars in their next league match on October 18, before taking on Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.