Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevis, also known as Micho revealed that he highly esteems FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza. This came after Mapeza’s charges were able to hold the South African giants to a 0-0 draw in a Total CAF Champions League match played at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday. Micho had this to say:
Last time when a South African team came here, they lost, but we managed a point. There are two draws on the first matches and there is still so much to be played but I respect this team because I know this country.
It has gone through so many circumstances, especially between 2007 and 2008 when Dynamos went and defeated the then champions Etoile du Sahel to progress to the group stages.
This is a strong team that has impressed me as a coach. They have good individual players and a very good coach as well. And considering that they are coming from a good footballing nation, I wish them all the best and I hope they will reach all their goals.
He (Mapeza) is a good coach and even from his playing days, I understand he was very good.
At FC Platinum, he has assembled a strong team that is good enough to keep yielding results. The team has brilliant individuals and it is compact. With their levels of determination, I think anything good can be expected from them in this tournament.
Group B is still wide open after Esperance shared spoils with Horoya AC following a one all draw in the other fixture.