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Josef Zinnbauer warns Orlando Pirates players about complacency

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Josef Zinnbauer (Gallo Images)
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Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has warned his team against complacency ahead of the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup clash with Jwaneng Galaxy.

The Buccaneers made the perfect start to their playoff tie with Galaxy as they thrashed the Botswana outfit 3-0 in the away leg on Sunday.

However, Zinnbauer doesn't want his players to think they have already won the tie as they still need to put in a good performance in the second leg at Orlando Stadium on 21 February.

"You know in football you have one goal ahead and the players think that the game is finished. But the game is not finished, it is starting with the second half," Zinnbauer told the media.

"The result is important and when we have opportunities, we can score more goals, it’s important you do this. We have three goals now, but we have the second leg and we have to concentrate on the next game on Saturday. If we give the same performance, then we have a good chance [to qualify] for the next round.

"In the first 15 minutes we had a lot of opportunities to score but their goalkeeper was very good today. From minute to minute we came closer to the first goal. I am happy we score from set-pieces against an opponent with tall players.

"The second half was the same, we controlled the game, we dominated and had more opportunities to score more goals. I think our opponents had one or two chances to score but at the end of the day we deserved this win."

 - TEAMtalk media

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