Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic says it’s every coach’s wish to have a utility player like Marshall Munetsi in the squad.

Munetsi had a decent performance in his maiden Soweto Derby on Saturday, playing the entire game.

According to Kick-Off.com, Micho lauded the player’s adaptability to serve in any capacity and also talked about the confidence he showed during the Warriors’ 1-1 draw against DRC two weeks ago where he bagged the man of the match award.

“A utility player like Marshall Munetsi is always ready to serve the team as a soldier in any position we are using him. In his national team he plays central midfield, with us he is behind [in defence] and he serves,” said the coach.

“Any coach is happy to have such a utility player. Since August 28 he hasn’t played and then went and played a wonderful game in Congo Brazzaville [for Zimbabwe] and the return leg, which gave him confidence.

“And when you look at the team that we fielded, you could see that we counted on who on the day could carry the responsibility on their shoulders and have the belief in their ability to match the expectations from the point of a football exam in front of thousands of supporters.

“So, having that in mind, except for the goal we conceded, later on, he grew with the game. He had a good performance and he stands in line to continue. It’s up to him.”

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