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JZ: CAF Exit A Lesson For Pirates Players

Orlando Pirates' CAF Confederation Cup exit played a part in their victory over AmaZulu on Thursday according to their head coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Zinnbauer’s men managed to pick themselves up after they were dumped out of the continental competition by Raja Casablanca, to move within four points of Usuthu courtesy of their 1-0 win at the Orlando Stadium.

Speaking to Pirates’ media department after the match, Zinnbauer says his side learnt valuable lessons on game management from their Confed Cup run.

“We don’t [even] have to encourage the players, they know that if you win this game, then you know that you come closer to second or third place and I think the reason players know that is that they have experience from the international games. And you saw today (Thursday) they managed the feelings of away games in international games, and as a coach I can feel that it’s coming back now with what I see on the field. They were calm, they were not like this in the past in certain situations and these are the things that we have to learn from the international games, and you can bring it in here (DStv Premiership) then it’s a good thing for us,” he told Pirates’ media department.

Zinnbauer further revealed his side’s desire to end the 2020/21 season on a strong note in their upcoming games against TS Galaxy, Baroka FC and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, respectively.

“We have three more games [and] if we manage the games like we did in this game today, if we go forward and we think positive, then at the end of the day you can go to third or second place, but we first have to work in the next three games,” he added.

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