Gavin Hunt backs Orlando Pirates to come good in Absa Premiership race

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Wits saw off a resilient Pirates side after being forced to penalty shootouts despite holding what seemed a comfortable 2-0 half-time lead in their Nedbank Cup Last 32 clash on Sunday.

The Buccaneers have once again become an exciting side since Zinnbauer’s arrival in December last year, with the team having yet to lose a single match in regulation time under his mentorship.

Hunt has since taken his hat off to the German over his influence on The Buccaneers and admits The Clever Boys were rather fortunate to progress on the day.

“It was a good cup game [from both teams], but sometimes you’ve got to lose. All credit to them though,” said Hunt.

“Josef’s done a good job there, they’re coming around, playing good and entertaining [football] and the players are moving.

“I mean, [Gabadinho] Mhango, I had him for three or four years, we won the league and he did well for us; he’s scoring now, so you’ve got to give credit to the coaching staff and players.

“I’m sure they’ll be a threat for the next 15 games … Or no, they’ve got less. But [Sunday] was our day and we really worked hard for it.”