As the Absa Premiership title race nears its completion, Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic believes a strong team effort made them a contender.

Pirates are currently top of the table, with just one point ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand.

That match will be played on Tuesday night, when Sundowns host Golden Arrows at Loftus Stadium.

Micho says, while Thembinkosi Lorch has contributed the most individually, the entire Amabhakaniya team deserves kudos.

As for Sredojevic, Ben Motshwari is the player he feels has grown the most this season. He says they are still in the process of building the team, but any win for now will be an improvement on last season.

Pirates will play their final game of the season on Saturday.

They’ll be locking horns with Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium. – Report by Rob Delport