Former Pirates boss: African football will come back strong

Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates boss Milutin Sredojevic says football in Africa will recover once the coronavirus pandemic runs its course.

The 50-year-old, who joined Egyptian side Zamalek after leaving Bucs in 2019, is currently head coach of Zambia.

Sredojevic has described Covid-19 as an "invisible yellow card" saying the break from football will provide the players some "introspection".

Speaking as football throughout the world remains on hold indefinitely, Sredojevic told Goal, he remained hopeful.

He said: "I personally believe that African football will come back strong after this break in terms of club and national football.

"Why do I believe in this? I believe in this because this Covid-19 [pandemic] is like an invisible yellow card that we have from God and Mother Nature.

"In that regard, I would like to say that we need to do some introspection as humanity, what we have done wrong.

"We need to find ways out of this situation to reflect inside ourselves to be much better than we have ever been.

"To love life and respect the rules that are written anywhere and not allow any more time for what is happening to humanity to come back."

- TEAMtalk media

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