- Milutin Sredojevic has thanked the management of Orlando Pirates for allowing him to bring in new players ahead of the new PSL season
- The club finished second last season which gained the team automatic entry into the CAF Champions League
- Sredojevic has made at least nine high-profile signings in the pre-season to bolster the squad ahead of what will be a demanding PSL and CAF season
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic has thanked the club’s management for allowing him to bring in new players ahead of what is expected to be a demanding season in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Sredojevic said management had accepted the report he and his technical team had submitted after the Soweto giants finished second in the PSL last season which also gained the club automatic entry into the CAF Champions League.
Orlando Pirates have been bullish about their chances in both the PSL and the Champions League and have made their ambitions to win both tournaments abundantly clear.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Sredojevic said he was grateful to the management at the club for taking his report serious and strengthening the playing squad. He added that the support and work done by the club’s management had been tremendous.
Sredojevic had made nine high-profile signings and brought in Vincent Pule, Brilliant Khuzwayo, Ben Motshwari, Linda Mntambo, Meshack Maphangule, Asavela Mbekile, Abel Mabaso, Paseka Mako and Kudakwashe Mahachi.
Sport24.com reported that Sredojevic added he was satisfied with how pre-season training went and said all of the technical team’s plans and strategies had been implemented.
He said the camps had allowed the older players and new signings to get to know one another and to integrate their playing styles into a cohesive whole.
Sredojevic is credited with turning the fortunes of the Buccaneers around after the club suffered a horrendous 2016/17 season. He will be hoping to end the club’s current four-year trophyless drought this season.
Sredojevic said the team would focus on polishing various departments, plans and strategies in the final days before the PSL kicks off on Saturday.
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