Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho’’ Sredojevic says he respects FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza ahead of their Champions League encounter on the 11th of January.
Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Champions, FC Platinum, were drawn against the South African giants, Orlando Pirates in Group B of the Total Caf Champions League. The other two teams which make up the Group are title holders Esperance of Tunisia and Horoya FC of Guinea.
In an interview with The Herald, Micho had this to say,
I have the highest degree of respect for coach Norman Mapeza and whatever he has done with Platinum. Even though we are neighbours, Zimbabwe and South Africa, there are many players from Zimbabwe playing in South Africa, I know that he has collected the best quality that Zimbabwe has.
As the champions representing Zimbabwean football, I know they are very tough nuts to crack, we know that could be a match where one ball could decide the outcome.