Bucs coach wary of Hunt’s experience ahead of MTN8 semis tie

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Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer.
Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer will be attempting to win a first Soweto derby when his side host Kaizer Chiefs in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, but acknowledges he is coming up against a top opponent in opposite number Gavin Hunt.

German coach Zinnbauer’s only other derby was a 1-0 loss to Chiefs in February, and he will know the boost a victory can give him personally after a stuttering start to the new 2020-21 DStv Premiership season. But the same is true for Hunt, who is fresh in the job after arriving from BidVest Wits at the end of the last campaign.

“They have a top coach, he has a lot of experience, he has won titles in this country,” Zinnbauer said. “He led a top team last year and also fought for the title last season. He was close to [winning] the title.

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