Zungu has made progress – Zinnbauer

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Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer insists midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu is slowly getting to understand what is it like to play for a big club like Pirates.

Zungu made his official debut for the ‘Buccaneers’ during the 0-0 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night in an Absa Premiership match.

The 24-year-old came in during the last few minutes of the match to make his first start since joining from Stellenbosch in January this year.

“Zungu is a good guy, he is a worker, he understands now the first time, what is Orlando Pirates,” The German mentor told the media after the game.

“Orlando Pirates is a big club and Orlando Pirates has top squad, and it’s not so easy to arrive here and then it’s all there (time to play). You have to work for your position and Zungu made good work in the last weeks, during the last two weeks he made top performance.

“Nobody wants to be out and it’s not easy to make changes because you want to win the games. But yah he has some minute now and I hope he gets more motivation for next games and confidence, and step by step get closer to the starting 11. He has the qualities but he is a new player for us so now we will bring him closer for the starting 11,” added Zinnbauer.

Zungu and his teammates will now shift their focus to Bidvest Wits, whom they host in their next Absa Premiership match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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