BY ISAAC NDOU
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has backed new striker Augustine Mulenga to be a hit at the club, saying that the Buccaneers may end up depending on him for goals.
The Zambian reigning player of the year joined the sea robbers from Zanaco FC, snubbing top suitors such as Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca and reportedly some European teams in favour of a move to the PSL with pirates.
“I belong to those people on the continent who not only love African football but also witness how kids are growing on our continent. And I remember him when he was with Nkwazi FC and have seen how he played in the Champions league with Zanaco. I have followed him even when he has had the hardest thing in his life when Zambia played Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier. I don’t know whether you have read this, God forbid he lost a kid, a daughter,”said Sredojevic.
“He had many destinations to choose from. I know clubs in France wanted him, clubs in North Africa. But he chose to come to us. We are welcoming him in our family. And the Orlando Pirates football family has a very accommodative big space and big heart for everyone,” he concluded
The 28 year old striker will battle for a starting berth with the likes of Luvuyo Memela, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Lyle Foster under Sredojevic’s reign.