A meeting of two champions - Micho

CAF Champions League

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Pirates will host the defending champions in their third group stage encounter at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening, as they look to maintain their position atop the Group B standings.

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The Buccaneers, who last won the premier continental championship back in 1995, are up against a side that have lifted the trophy on three occasions since 1994, yet Sredojevic sees no reason to feel intimidated.

“We are preparing to take on the defending champions of Africa’s biggest club competition. We respect their achievements on the continent, but we are Orlando Pirates and the star on our badge represents the same great achievement,” said 'Micho'.

“It will be the meeting of two champion teams who know what this competition is all about.”

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The Serbian, who boasts nearly two decades of coaching experience on the African continent at club and national team level, has urged supporters to rally behind them in Soweto this weekend, and called on his charges to make the most of their home advantage.

“It’s important that when we play them this weekend at home, we have a full stadium of fans cheering on the team.

“We need to take adequate advantage at home before going there because we are going into very cold conditions in Tunis.

“We need to get a good result because this will set us up positively in the group and give us an injection of motivation ahead of the second leg in 10 days’ time.”

Kick-off on Saturday is scheduled for 21h00. Tickets are available through Computicket outlets, including Shoprite/Checkers stores, nationwide at a cost of R40.

Ten lucky fans in attendance stand a chance to win one of five R1000 cash prizes, or one of five autographed replica shirts.

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