Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has offered his apology to those offended by his comments at the weekend.
In an article by Pirates’ website, he sought to clarify the comments he made in his post match interview following the Club’s goalless draw with Bidvest Wits on Saturday evening.
After the match Zinnbauer said: “Don’t forget we played against a good team in the league, the last game was Sundowns, it was the same, top team in the league. Now we have to see what’s coming, a smaller team that is not at the top and then we have to see what will happen.”
Realising the comments may have rubbed up others the wrong way, the German has apologised.
“I would like to clarify the comment that I made (on Saturday) night. I see that there has been a misunderstanding in the whole situation. English is not my first language, but this is no excuse. When this matter was brought to my attention this morning, I realised that what I was intending to say and what came out was totally different.
“My reference to “top” teams and “smaller” teams was to explain the positions these teams currently sit at on the log table. It was never my intention to undermine anybody. All teams in this league are important and I respect all of them equally. I would like to apologise for all those that I may have offended.”
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa