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Orlando Pirates appoint new coach

Orlando Pirates have appointed a new coach and this time they went all the way to Germany. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Dr Irvin Khoza who spoke highly of 49-year-old Josef Zinnbauer who replaces MichoSredojevic. Zinnbauer is on a 3 year deal and has big shoes to fill following the bucs’ consecutive defeat to Kaizer Chiefs last month.

The past weekend saw them securing a 2 all draw against Baroka FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium. 

“It is a fine balancing act that goes beyond the all-important technical skills. A coach is tasked to win through others. His ability to keep the team focused, making them work in concert, with minimal lapses is an important requirement”, says Khoza. 

“I hope that Josef Zinnbauer is able to hit the deck running. I know I am fully representative of all the Orlando Pirates supporters in wishing him good luck”, he continued.

Zinnbauer expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead a team as prestigious as Orlando Pirates and ensured to do his best in taking Orlando Pirates back to their winning ways. 

Rhulani Mokwena will serve as an interim coach and subsequently move to assistant coach as soon as Zinnbauer’s work permit has been  finalised.

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