Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer had some special praise for Thembinkosi Lorch, Vincent Pule and Soweto derby debutant Thabang Monare after the 3-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs.
Lorch made a goal for Vincent Pule and scored the third to claim the Man-of-the-Match award in his first start of the season after Zakhele Lepasa had got the Bucs' first.
Monare was thrown straight into the deep end and played the full 90 minutes in his first Soweto derby.
"It was a tough game. The first half, both teams got chances. But we got lucky, we were the first team that scored. And this was important for us. And we had the advantage. And then we played more of a counter game and had more chances to score but we didn't do this," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV.
"But you could see in the second half, we were very compact. We fight for spaces and then we had chances and then you need luck for the second and third goal. And this was important. Compliments to the team. Compliments to Lorch, he had a top game. Congratulations.
"But the other guys, also. Pule's running, he made a good goal. And you saw the experience that Monare brought, very calm on the ball, he gave an option, he quietened the game a little bit. This was important."
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