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Orlando Pirates anxious to revenge Cape Town City misfortunes

An emotionally charged Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is hell-bent on revenge against Cape Town City in the MTN8 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

Orlando Pirates anxious to revenge Cape Town City misfortunes

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CAPE TOWN – An emotionally charged Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is hell-bent on revenge against Cape Town City in the MTN8 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening (kickoff 6pm). It still rankles Zinnbauer that his side lost 1-0 to a 10-man City in a Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium during the bio-bubble phase of the competition in August. Kermit Erasmus, a former Pirates striker, netted the lone goal in the first half. City midfielder Mpho Makola, a former Pirates stalwart with 137 caps, was red-carded in the 33rd minute but Pirates were unable to drive home their numerical advantage. To add insult to injury, 10-man City also scored in the second half, but the goal was disallowed. “Yes, it is an emotional game for me. We lost the last game (against City),” said the German-born coach Zinnbauer. “We know we had a game in the bubble against Cape Town City and it was not so good for us.

“We had a good chance to get three points from that game (because they played with 10 men) but we lost and now it is time we win.

“It is the first target that we haveā€¦

Herman Gibbs

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