Josef Zinnbauer dreams of Orlando Pirates scoring 10 goals in one match


Pirates have won four of their last five matches since Zinnbauer arrived in mid-December last year, and have scored 12 goals while conceding just four.

This is in stark contrast to how the team had been performing under interim coach Rhulani Mokwena, who won just four of his 15 games in charge while scoring 20 goals and conceding 20.

The German has since reflected on the key behind the improved showing from what has been largely the same team used by his predecessor, adding that there is still plenty of work to be done before they can be content.

“All the chances and goals you see at the moment is as a result of the work in training, and that shows we are a unit at the moment,” said Zinnbauer.

“We work well with and without the ball, but it’s not as easy as scoring 10 goals in one game – that’s a dream, but it’s not impossible.

“But for me, it’s better if we win games and play well in most of them, if we play as a unit and keep a good shape, and we work well with and without the ball – that right now is important for me.

“We’ve had maybe four weeks of working together now, and the players don’t have 100 percent of the plan we want [to execute] yet, with or without the ball.”