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Micho: Pirates must take the chances the football Gods give

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic believes his side must learn to take their chances if they are to enjoy a consistent level of success.

Pirates drew 2-2 against Highlands Park this weekend though they were left to rue missing some golden opportunities in the Premiership contest.

The result sees the Sea Robbers drop five points behind leaders Bidvest Wits, though they were eventually perhaps a little fortunate to come away with a point against the Lions of the North on Saturday night.

Justin Shonga missed an open goal before Sphiwe Prince Mahlangu struck home. Thembinkosi Lorch leveled matters before Peter Shalulile made it 2-1.

Substitute Kudakwashe Mahachi rescued the situation with an equaliser in the 81st minute.

Speaking after the game, 'Micho' told reporters: "We came into this match spiritually, mentally and physically recovered after qualifying to the CAF Champions League group stages, and we entered the game with the highest possible ambition.

"In the first half we had done very well, except for a few balls that they had come with behind our defence. At half-time we sorted what we were supposed to and started playing much better in the second half.

"We created that clear-cut chance of Shonga, that is very hard to understand how he didn't convert, and in football if you don't use the chances the football gods are giving you, on the other side they gave to the opponents, who then took the lead.

"But, credit to the players for showing great character in a thrilling match where we were like boxers punching each other."