Micho proceeding through ‘doors of hell’


Pirates on Saturday took their first step towards opening up a possible six-point margin over title rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, who are currently preoccupied in their CAF Champions' League quest.

The Buccaneers snapped up all three points with a 1-0 victory away to third-placed Bidvest Wits, to move top of the log standings with a superior goal difference over The Brazilians, who now have a game in hand.

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Their next mission, meanwhile, comes at home to Black Leopards on Wednesday before they host Free State Stars three days later, while Downs will be looking to advance to the continental championship semi-finals ahead of Al Ahly.

Sredojevic is aware of the massive boost that winning this block of three fixtures may bring, which would subsequently also place the pressure on Pitso Mosimane’s charges to catch up on their three games in hand.

“Look, I have repeated, and people are going right and left, and whatever. When you are here, you must believe [you can win the league title], otherwise you are not deserving of carrying this [badge],” said Micho.

“All of us believe, but we don’t want to speak about it. We just want to focus on the next game on Wednesday, and we shall see how far a collection of three points will bring us.

“There are five big matches in front of us that are very crucial, and amongst them are two teams in the upper part [of the table] – Cape Town City away and Polokwane City at home.

“We also have a very tough game – everyone has seen how difficult it is to play – against Maritzburg United, who are fighting relegation, and also Black Leopards ad Free State Stars.

“I have called this week ‘Three doors of hell in order to open the doors to heaven’, so the first door has been opened, and let us see what we shall do in the two remaining games this week – first is Leopards on Wednesday and then Free State.”

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