Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
3 May 2019
9:52 am

Pirates coach Micho accepts Benni’s ‘hand grenade’ challenge

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The Buccaneers coach says they will let football do the talking on the field and they have already identified areas where City are dangerous.

Benni McCarthy and Milutin Sredojevic, coach during the Absa Premiership football match between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

Following Cape Town City coach Benni Mccarthy’s statement that they want to ‘unpin and drop a hand grenade’ to disrupt the title race when they face Orlando Pirates at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday, Bucs coach Micho Sredojevic says they also have their own ‘hand grenades’ and will throw them back at City.

With just two games remaining to the end of the season, it is difficult to tell which side will win the Absa Premiership title with Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns tied on 53 points, while City occupy third place on 50 points, having awarded three points for pitch invasion in their game against Bloemfontein Celtic.

READ: Pirates defender Ndengane doubtful for City clash

The Buccaneers coach says they will let football do the talking on the field and they have already identified areas where City are dangerous.

“If football was played by a mouth, then I believe that many teams could win in advance. However, it is not our style; we have respect for them and let us see what those football hand grenades are. I have already mentioned that we know where the danger lies,” said Sredojevic.

“We want to eliminate that danger and at the same moment, we also have the firepower that can throw those hand grenades back and in a way, this is the beauty of football. I’m very happy that we are going to have this test of character, measure of value match and it is really a situation that gets the best of every individual surrounded at Pirates.”

The last time the two sides met it ended in a 2-2 draw at the Orlando Stadium.

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