Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is concerned about unfamiliar conditions away from home as Orlando Pirates prepare to face reigning African champions Espérance Sportive de Tunis in their CAF Champions League group stage match.


As confirmed from Bucs, the match at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis is set to be played behind closed doors from 2 pm (3 pm South African time) on Tuesday.


Following their 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby on Saturday, the Buccaneers headed straight to the airport to catch a flight to Dubai, and from there, got a connecting flight to Tunisia for the Champions League match.


Sredojevic said the Soweto giants are motivated to play against the African champions.

“Instead of thinking about things behind us, we need to rather think of what is ahead. We are fully aware that we are playing African Champions away in conditions we are not familiar with. Bearing in mind we are representing South Africa, we shall inject motivation to get the best possible result. It won’t be easy, but we definitely want to give it our best shot like we always do,” the coach told the media, as quoted on CAF’s official website.