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Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic chuffed with Orlando Pirates impact players

Posted: 18 April 2018 Time: 17:00

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says his impact players are "fulfilling their mission" for the title contenders.

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'Micho' made the point in the wake of winger Thabo Qalinge stepping off the bench and scoring the winner in a 2-1 defeat of AmaZulu last weekend.

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Against Bloemfontein Celtic on April 4, Augustine Mulenga did the same, while Luvuyo Memela notably struck a decisive brace as a substitute in the Soweto Derby victory over Kaizer Chiefs the month before.

"When you talk about players coming in, they have fulfilled the mission,” said Micho.

“They have to show the impact of fresh legs when they are coming in. First of all they were looking at the game; where are the weaknesses, where are the strengths of the opponents.

“Later on they’re coming with the aggressive approach, to get confidence and give us what we are expecting. They’ve really played their role in showing me that the power of our team is not only [players] in the starting eleven.

“The power of the team is when you have the impact of fresh legsa and [what] they’re giving you. Last time against Bloemfontein Celtic, Mulenga and against AmaZulu Qalinge is showing that our team is step by step, match by match, is growing.”

Bucs will hope to trim Mamelodi Sundowns' six-point lead at the summit, with three games left, when they host outgoing champions Bidvest Wits behind closed doors on April 25.

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Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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