Milutin Sredojevic , coach of Orlando Pirates
Monday Dec 31, 2018. 15:00
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic is wary of Zimbabwean champions FC Platinum ahead of their clashes in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League.
The South African giants were pitted against Platinum, Guinean champions Horoya AC and Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis in Group B last week Friday.
Serbian coach Sredojevic explained that their biggest problem with facing the Platinum Boys is logistics.
“They are the debutants in the group stages and they are not attractive by name," Sredojevic told Soccer Laduma.
"But their coach Norman Mapeza has done extremely well to guide them to the championship in Zimbabwe.
Pirates are hoping to go all the way abd clinch their second Champions League title this season.
"This is a team with an incredible amount of motivation, one that will give us a hard time because we are neighbours," he added.
"One of the biggest problems with facing them is logistics. They are in the middle of Harare and Bulawayo, so reaching there won’t be easy.
"Our first match is away to them.”
Platinum will host Pirates on January 11 in the first game of the group stage.