JOHANNESBURG - Micho Sredejovic has made a heartfelt appeal to the Orlando Pirates supporters to be patient and understand that the team is not made up of supermen.
Speaking just after the Buccaneers had registered their second Absa Premiership win of the season - a 2-1 victory over Black Leopards in Polokwane - following back-to-back defeats, the Pirates coach stopped short of begging The Ghost to stop harassing their players.
The match was marred by striker Thamsanqa Gabuza’s angry goal celebration that saw him throw his shirt into the crowd before storming off towards the dressing room some 11 minutes before half-time.
He returned to the bench after the break with heavy strapping but referee Thando Ndzandzeka duly sent him off for two bookable offences - taking his shirt off in celebration and leaving the field without permission.
Describing the incident as the first he has ever seen in his many years of coaching, Sredejovic - who had tried to reprimand Gabuza for his angry reaction towards the fans - was at pains trying to make excuses for the player.