Zinnbauer on CAF Confed Cup: 'We cannot take it too casually'

Josef Zinnbauer (Gallo Images)
Josef Zinnbauer (Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer understands the challenges that face his side in the Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Bucs were grouped with Enyimba FC (Nigeria)‚ ES Setif (Algeria)‚ Ahli Benghazi (Libya) following Monday night's draw in Cairo.

They overcame Botswana champions Jwaneng Galaxy in their play-off clash 4-0 over two legs, leaving Zinnbauer to consider how far his side can go in this season's competition.

He said on FARPost: "We cannot say it will be easy and take it too casually, we have to be strong as all the teams are good at this stage of the competition."

Reflecting on their 1-0 second-leg win over Galaxy on Sunday, Zinnbauer added: "I am happy that we are in the group stage and I think the result was deserved. They were good, defensively and offensively.

"But it is not always easy for the players, they knew they had a good result in the bag (first leg), but we are happy.

"We have to fight in the group stage, we know it won't be easy as you always have a Champions League opponent in the group...all teams have a chance to win this cup."

- TEAMtalk media

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