It’s work in progress – Zinnbauer


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer believes the team is starting to play like how he wants them to as he can see glimpses of what he’s trying to accomplish despite being held to a draw against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday.

The Buccaneers are currently in fifth position on the Absa Premiership log standings with 21 points after 15 matches played and a massive 14 points behind arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Bucs coach Zinnbauer, speaking after the game, said rebuilding the team will be a process which won’t happen overnight.

“I think the first half was good; we had the combinations, what we make in the training sessions we can see this but the second half was not so good for us,” admitted the 49-year-old German tactician.

Celtic and Pirates played to a 1-1 draw.

“It’s a process yeah we work, we have now little more than 2 weeks we work together and then we see many things what we make in the sessions but it’s not 100% normal we have time we have to work and then we improve as a team,” he concluded.

Zinnbauer was appointed as the Buccaneers new head coach on a 3-year-contract, replacing Rulani Mokwena who was the club’s interim coach following the resignation of Milutin Sredojevic earlier this season.

Pirates will next travel away to Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night to take on Polokwane City who will be oozing with confidence following their first victory after suffering  9 straight consecutive defeats in the Absa Premiership.

By Ntobeko Mbambo

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