Orlando Pirates news: Josef Zinnbauer updates on Jean Marc Makusu and lauds Vincent Pule

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Pirates were left frustrated on Saturday afternoon when they played out to an entertaining 2-2 draw in the blistering heat at the Danie Craven Stadium against Cape Town City.

Despite showing signs of improvement with their new-look squad, their fourth draw in six games raised questions about the side's killer instinct as they hit seven shots on target from their 24 attempts.

Zakhele Lepasa has led the line with this season with several dynamic displays but with marquee signing Makusu waiting in the wings, his lack of goals may prompt Zinnbauer to unleash the DR Congo international soon.

"I hope we get him [soon], he needs a little time, he came to us, trained with us and understands us more and he got the conditioning that he needed and I think in the next games we will have him on the field, we hope," Zinnbauer said.

One of the major positives from their result as they remain unbeaten in DStv Premiership this season was Pule's brace, with the skilful winger having promised more goals this season, he returned to the starting line-up with an inspired display.

"I'm happy about Pule that he scored after not being in the team last week, he had a very good performance," the German tactician admitted.

"As a forward he needs goals and he did the job very good. He's always running and fighting for the squad and himself which is what we need."

The Buccaneers will now prepare for their MTN8 final against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday set to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium at 18h00.

2018: SuperSport United 1(1) - 1(4) Cape Town City
2018: SuperSport United 1(1) - 1(4) Cape Town City (penalties)
2017: SuperSport United 1(4) - 1(2) Cape Town City
2017: SuperSport United 1(4) - 1(2) Cape Town City (penalties)
2016: Bidvest Wits 3-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
2016: Bidvest Wits 3-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
2015: Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs
2015: Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs
2014: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Orlando Pirates
2014: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Orlando Pirates
2013: Platinum Stars 1(3) - 1(1) Orlando Pirates (
2013: Platinum Stars 1(3) - 1(1) Orlando Pirates (penalties)
2012: Moroka Swallows 2-1 SuperSport United
2012: Moroka Swallows 2-1 SuperSport United
2011: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs
2011: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs
2019: SuperSport United 1-0 Highlands Park
2019: SuperSport United 1-0 Highlands Park
2020: Orlando Pirates 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic
2020: Orlando Pirates 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic