Absa Premiership

Hunt: Zinnbauer has made an impact at Pirates

Orlando Pirates new head coach Josef Zinnbauer greets fans and take selfies during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu FC at Orlando Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Orlando Pirates new head coach Josef Zinnbauer greets fans and take selfies during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu FC at Orlando Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lefty Shivambu

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt has praised his counterpart at Orlando Pirates, Josef Zinnbauer, for the job he's done so far.

How Josef Zinnbauer is reawakening a sleeping giant at Orlando Pirates

Hunt's charges knocked the Buccaneers out of the Nedbank Cup round of 32 via a penalty shootout on Sunday, as they were level at 3-3 after extra-time, but he was impressed by what he saw from the Soweto giants.

"It was a good cup game [from both teams], but sometimes you've got to lose. All credit to them though," Hunt told the media, according to Goal.

"Josef's done a good job there, they're coming around, playing good and entertaining [football] and the players are moving."

Under the guidance of Zinnbauer, Pirates have won five consecutive league games and put themselves in position to challenge for the title.

Hunt went on to also praise one of his former players, Gabadinho Mhango, who leads the Absa Premiership scoring charts with 14 goals for Pirates this campaign.

He added: "I mean, Mhango, I had him for three or four years, we won the league and he did well for us; he's scoring now, so you've got to give credit to the coaching staff and players."

- TeamTalk Media

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