Sredojevic talks about Meyiwa

The Serbian manager of the Uganda national football team, Milutin Sredojevic also had the chance of coaching the Orlando Pirates in 2006 and it was Sredojevic who gave Senzo Meyiwa his Premier Soccer League debut appearance during a match against Amazulu.

Senzo Meyiwa is reaching headlines all over the world after he was shot dead on a robbery at a friend’s house and the former goalkeeper of Orlando Pirates has been receiving tributes and praise from players all over the world and the Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic is one of the latest to talk about the goalkeeper and how it was to play with him.

“I still remember that it was an emotional debut for him as it was against his hometown club. I felt he deserved to finally play as he had been pushing extremely hard and in that particular week had really been outstanding at training. Unfortunately he was injured in that game and was replaced by Chansa. Chansa and Phali will be the first to admit that Senzo really pushed them hard at training despite the fact that he was still a little boy.”

“I have a five star hotel in my heart and for him he is in the presidential suite. After not conceding in four games while wearing the armband for Bafana Bafana I was already looking forward to seeing him reach higher grounds by playing at the Afcon finals.

“For me his death feels like a knock-out punch. I am still battling from the shock of that I will never get the passion that he had for the game through his eyes. With Senzo you could see through his eyes that playing football is what he really wanted to do,” Uganda’s Micho Sredojevic told the media concerning the unexpected death of Senzo Meyiwa and how much it had affected him.