Zinnbauer remains humble despite MTN8 success


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has played down suggestions that the club is capable of winning more trophies under him following their MTN8 triumph on Saturday.

The Buccaneers won their first trophy in six years after beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in the final of the MTN8 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

It was also a first title for the German mentor who arrived in the middle of last season to take over from then interim coach, Rulani Mokwena.

“It’s a long way for the next title, I know the supporters think now we can fight for the next title,” Zinnbauer told the media on Saturday night.

“We have opportunities for this (winning titles), but it’s a long way, it’s a long fight. First step is the title now (MTN8) and then we will see what happens in the next days, next weeks, and next months.

“At the moment we are not in the right position to say we can fight for the league title or first place. Other clubs are ahead and (if) we play very well, and we get more points and others struggle then yeah we have a chance for this but we don’t speak about title now,” he said.

Pirates last won the League title in 2011/12 season but were runners up in 2018/19.

The MTN8 title was the 10th in the history of the club.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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