Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
8 Mar 2018
10:59 am

Micho and Rhulani are the best – Mlambo

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo reckons coach Micho Sredojevic and his assistant Rhulani Mokwena are the best coaches in South Africa.

Milutin Sredojevic coach of Orlando Pirates with his assistant Rhulani Mokwena (Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix)

The former Bidvest Wits player described Sredojevic as a father figure and says Mokwena is much more of an older brother, who is very strict.

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“They are the best of both worlds really, coach Micho is more like a father figure while Rhulani is the strict older brother. Coach Micho is humble and direct, he calls a spade a spade. When I arrived, he told me that even though I was not getting game time, there was something they saw in me. He told me that I would be able to help the team and that obviously boosted my confidence immensely,” the midfielder was quoted as saying on the club’s website.

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“Micho is always happy and is genuinely concerned with the well-being of his players. He encourages us to tell him when we have personal problems so he can help us out, he is truly an amazing soul to be around.”

Mlambo started the club’s previous game where they defeated rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 in a league match at the FNB Stadium to keep their gap with log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the league table to four points.

The Buccaneers will now shift their focus to the Nedbank Cup where they meet Cape Town City in the last 16 round at the Cape Town Stadium next week Wednesday.

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