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Zinnbauer Praises 'Top' Bucs Star After Nedbank Win

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer reserved some special praise for second-half substitute Kabelo Dlamini after the come-from-behind victory over Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup.

Read: Bucs Grab Nedbank Quarter-Final Spot With Comeback Win

After falling behind to Thabiso Kutumela's early strike, the Soweto giants hit back through Dlamini before Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule went on to wrap up the result.

The German tactician was very pleased with the impact Dlamini made on his arrival in the second half and is pleased to have back in the squad.

"Dlamini is a player he needs small spaces, unbelievable, he's a top player when he has a tight space, he find always a good solution and he can score, we know this," Zinnbauer told SuperSport after the game.

"He was long time out now he comes closer, step by step to the squad and in the team now, he did this very well and I'm happy about this.

"The players understand it's not enough what we did in the first-half, they have to understand you can't play 70 or 80 percent against Maritzburg in a cup game, a cup game is a final game always.

"All cup games [are] a final game, Maritzburg made this very well, we know this as a player you go casual in the game, we start good but then we're too casual. In the second-half they understand that it's not possible to win the game with this performance. We changed, the team changed, tactically, this was the right way."

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