Josef Zinnbauer: 'It's time for Orlando Pirates to beat Cape Town City'

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Josef Zinnbauer (Gallo Images)
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Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer says the upcoming MTN8 quarter-finals is a great opportunity for his charges to avenge last season's defeat to Cape Town City.

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The Buccaneers suffered only one league defeat in their final seven games last season - a 1-0 loss to Cape Town City.

Pirates will have a chance to redeem themselves when they take on the Citizens in an MTN8 clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

"Yes, it is an emotional game for me. We lost the last game [against City]," Zinnbauer told the media.

"We know we had a game in the bubble against Cape Town City and it was not so good for us.

"We had a good chance to get three points from that game [because they played with 10 men] but we lost and now it is time we win."

"It is the first target that we have [at the start of the season]. We want to win this game.

"We have a home game this time, and we play in our stadium. If we win this game, we have a chance to win the MTN8."

Zinnbauer has been impressed by City's defence and reckons it will be difficult to break them down.

"Cape Town City have a top structure, and they have good defenders in terms of centre backs and the keeper," he added.

"In the last game, the keeper was unbelievably good as was the defending structures.

"In the offence structure, they play very good ball positions. They have very good ball circulation, and they have a very good transition from attack to defence."

- TEAMtalk media

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