Absa Premiership

Black Panther inspired Bucs to derby victory, says Micho

Orlando Pirates (Gallo Images)
Orlando Pirates (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic revealed how a midweek trip to the movies inspired his side to victory against Kaizer Chiefs in a thrilling Soweto Derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The Sea Robbers ran out as 3-1 winners but may well have scored more had they not missed a number of second-half opportunities.

"On Tuesday we went for a team building and watched the film Black Panther," Sredojevic said.

"It is a historical African film which has been a special injection of inspiration for us to go and prove a point today.

"It has been a dream finish to a week where we took care of everything,” he added.

The victory means Pirates, who are second on the league table, climb back to within four points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

"I stand here in front of you but all the members of the technical team and the players have worked hard during the week," he said.

"We take an extreme amount of pride to score three goals against one of the best defensive teams in the league."

Sredojevic wants his side to build on the win and shift focus quickly to their upcoming fixtures.

"We need to continue to improve to ensure football does not punch us back in the games against Cape Town City or Golden Arrows," Sredojevic concluded.

The Buccaneers travel to the Mother City next week for a Nedbank Cup Round of 16 clash against the Citizens before flying to KwaZulu-Natal for an Absa Premiership clash against Princess Magogo Stadium Abafana Bes'thende.

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