As we enter the new year, resolutions are beginning to be drawn up across the Premier Soccer League (PSL) by clubs, players and coaches.
Last year was about restoration for PSL giants Orlando Pirates, who reasserted themselves one of the top teams in the country under their Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
The Buccaneers mounted a serious challenge for the 2017/18 PSL title and eventually finished second behind Mamelodi Sundowns in an enthralling race for the coveted trophy.
Micho then led the team to the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup final where they were unfortunate to lose to a resilient Baroka FC side in Port Elizabeth.
Pirates licked their wounds and turned their focus to the league, and they finished the year in second spot on the league table – three points behind log leaders Bidvest Wits which is a good position heading into the second round.
Before wrapping up the year, Pirates secured qualification to the 2018/19 Caf Champions League group stage – keeping the club’s hopes of clinching a second continental title alive.
The Soweto giants have to keep the momentum of 2018 going well into the new year by remaining consistent in their