Absa Premiership

Zungu injury delays Bucs debut

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 - Nkanyiso Zungu will have to wait to make his Orlando Pirates debut as he is out injured, coach Josef Zinnbauer confirmed.

The Buccaneers captured Zungu on a three-year deal from Stellenbosch FC on transfer deadline day.

But Zinnbauer confirmed that the 'Ghost' will have to be patient to see their new man in action as he is still sidelined with injury.

"Right now he is injured," Zinnbauer told Soccer Laduma.

"So, we cannot work with him, but I am happy that we got a good player and it’s important that we bring him closer to the rest of the squad."

Zinnbauer is confident that the 24-year-old dribbling wizard can benefit from the time sidelined as he integrates into life at Pirates.

Although Zungu only arrived at the Sea Robbers very recently, Zinnbauer believes the left-footer has already taken on the German's tactics.

"He understands my system but now we have time to work with him out of the pitch," the coach concluded, "and then I hope he comes back quickly back on the pitch."

Zungu was sidelined for three of Stellenbosch's league matches at the end of 2019 before moving to Pirates.

Pirates next face Bidvest Wits at the Orlando Stadium in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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