Orlando Pirates goalless draw in the Caf champions league game with African Stars of Namibia on Saturday caused a bit uproar in the Bucs dressing room.
Pirates of were left fighting for African Champions League survival after being held to a 0-0 draw at home and will face an uphill task when both clubs meet again next week Saturday.
While head coach Milutin Sredojevic praised his boys attitude, assistant Rhulani Mokwena had a fiasco with Vincent Pule.
“I am satisfied that we did not concede a goal, but absolutely not satisfied with the result of a match we should have won comfortably,” said Serbia-born Micho.
“It will not be easy in Namibia because we must play on an artificial surface, which is a rare experience for us, but I am convinced Pirates will qualify for the group stage.”
Mokwena singled out Pule for his inability to be a play maker to everyone on such outings which angered the left footed player.
“Pule is our play maker but you could see how he played without listening to instructions on the night”, Mokwena was quoted.
According to an insider who pleaded to be anonymous, Pule was quick to reply saying “some people wants to be the head coach and the assistant, always seeking relevance”
However, African Stars head coach Bobby Samaria feels that Orlando Pirates will be better prepared in the 2018/19 Caf Champions League first round second-leg match on Saturday.
Speaking to the media, Samaria stated that Bucs underestimated them by benching one of their players, Thembinkosi Lorch, who has been in scintillating form for the Soweto Giants this season.
“Because we are underdogs, we knew they would underestimate us, that they would keep players like (Thembinkosi) Lorch on the bench,” Samaria said.