JOHANNESBURG – Having laboured for full points in the first of the three assignments that will pull them closer to Absa Premiership honours, Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic is wary of the threat posed by Black Leopards.
Sredojevic had deemed his team’s three fixtures this week as “the three doors that they’ll have to open in order to open the gates of heaven”. It was a bright start as they bagged all three points in their top-of-the-table clash against Bidvest Wits on Saturday away from home. Those spoils took the Buccaneers to the summit on goal difference, while they share the same points (44) with Mamelodi Sundowns.
At the second door Sredojevic reckons relegation threatened Leopards, who they meet at Orlando Stadium this evening, will give them a run for their money.
“I have the highest degree of respect for coach Dylan Kerr and to Black Leopards at large,” Sredojevic said. “They have very good individuals. They play as a team, and have character. With the performances that they have shown this season, they are not an easy nut to crack.”
While Pirates returned with three points from Wits at the weekend, Lidoda Duvha were put to the sword at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium by neighbours Polokwane City.