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Ex-Bucs Joins Call For Zinnbauer's Head

Former Orlando Pirates player Makhosonke Bhengu has joined a faction of the Bucs fans calling for the removal of coach Josef Zinnbauer. 

The Buccaneers started the season very well which saw them win MTN8 and were tipped as the only team to stop Mamelodi Sundowns from winning their fourth consecutive league title. 

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Despite being in the CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals, Bhengu feels as much Zinnbauer has tried to change things at Pirates, things are not happening and the only solution is to part ways.

"I don't want to be diplomatic, Josef Zinnbauer must leave now, he tried shame but it's not happening. The team is playing football we don't recognize. Pirates is a big club and can't be beaten like this, it should be competing for the league," Bhengu tells the Siya crew.

"A big team shouldn't have more than two seasons of bad results, not even challenging for league honours. It's a disgrace, same as a Chiefs which is unacceptable for big teams." 

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Bhengu believes the solution for the mighty Bucs is to adopt the trend of hiring local coaches, move away from bringing in foreigners, as he strongly feels they struggling and wishes to see local coaches receive a fair chance with no intervention, similar to the model at Mamelodi Sundowns.

"I think they must look at local coaches, forget about foreigners. Pirates needs local coaches now with no pressure and intervention. Give them freedom and time to change things," he added.

"Local coaches must be given a fair chance, because now it's clear that foreign coaches are struggling to bring back those days."

The Buccaneers have bounced back from their loss against Mamelodi Sundowns with a 3-0 win over Black Leopards. 

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