Following a month of superb results by his side as he chases his first League title, Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic was named Coach of the Month for April at a press conference held at the PSL offices on Thursday.
The Serbian picked up the monthly award for the second time this campaign. Micho steered the Buccaneers to four wins and two draws, collecting 14 points out of a possible 18 in recent weeks.
Much like Micho, in-form Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda scooped the Player of the Month award for the second time this season.
Musonda, who was absent from the press conference fired on all cylinders last month, scoring a hat-trick in Leopards’ come from-behind victory over Chippa United and also netted in three successive matches.
Top scorer in the National First Division last season, The Zambian laced up his boots once again this season and currently leads the charts with 14 goals.
With six crucial points to play for before the curtain closes on the season, Pirates head to one of their unhappiest hunting grounds this weekend when they lock horns with Cape Town City in a must-win encounter at the Athlone Stadium.
City beat Bucs twice at home last season‚ claiming a 3-0 success in the Nedbank Cup and a 1-0 league win that ended Bucs’ hopes.
With Pirates and Sundowns neck to neck on 53 points, the match could yield a similar blow if it ends in defeat for Pirates and Micho admits they are in for a tough one.
Pirates have won none of their last four visits to Cape Town‚ losing three of those and drawing one.
Pirates’ title foes Mamelodi Sundowns are not in League action this weekend as they take on 19-time Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League semi-final second leg at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Despite trailing 2-1 on aggregate, Micho is confident Pitso Mosimane will steer his charge through to the finals…
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs’ attacker Khama Billiat took home the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for March.
The Zimbabwean attacker scored a scintillating long range equaliser for Amakhosi in their 1-1 draw against SuperSport United in early March.
Having joined Chiefs at the start of the season on a high-profile move, the Zimbabwean admits this has been his poorest campaign to date. -Report by Tumi Gabonamong
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