Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
17 Sep 2018
10:16 am

Rejuvenated Pirates have found mojo

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The international break has worked pretty well for Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic, who says he needed time to work on some of the factors that were missing in his team in their first six matches.

Vincent Pule of Orlando Pirates celebrates goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Orlando Pirates and Supersport United at Orlando Stadium (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

The Buccaneers beat SuperSport United 3-1 at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday courtesy of goals from Vincent Pule, who passed a late fitness test to make it into the starting line-up, as well as Thembinkosi Lorch and Ben Motswari.

This was the third victory of the season in the league for the Soweto giants after losing two games and drawing one.

READ: Buccaneers blow away SuperSport

“Today (Saturday) we went into this match having prepared very well using the time during the international break to analyse some of the details and working on some things that have been a missing factor in our last six matches,” the Bucs coach explained.

“In those six matches we played very well, we wrote the document, however the signature and the stamp were not there. Today we went with the intention to write the document, to play good football, to sign the document, to protect our goal and to put the stamp on it, which was to score the goals in order to win the game.

“The players have done very well in preparing for every single detail.”

The win meant so much for Sredojevic and his charges, having last won a match against the Pretoria outfit in 2015. Their most recent loss to Matsatsantsa was in the first round of the MTN8, where they lost 4-3 on penalties.