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Preparation To Resume Absa Prem, Bucs Coach Speaks

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has provided an update on how the team has been doing during the current lockdown period in Mzansi.   

The mentor says he has been in contact with the other trchnical team members in attempting to keep the team ready for a return, should the season resume. 

Read: Zungu, Tau & Phiri Quarantined! 

Pirates are 4th on the Absa Premiership log behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United respectively, with the Buccaneers still to play seven matches before the end of their campaign. 

Zinnbauer has spoken about how the Soweto giants have been doing as the PSL is still suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  

“Hi Orlando Pirates supporters, I would like to keep you updated on how the team is doing during this lockdown period. We rely a lot on online technology to carry out our daily sessions with the players. Our programme is focused on the following key components, conditioning training and running programmes, ball mastery sessions, team playing unit and individual meetings to discuss the tactical elements of our game model,” said the coach, and speaking through Pirates’ media channels.

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“We have been cooking together, playing board games and we do what we can to keep our team socially connected. We have also been working with different external coaches to assist the team in preparation for our return to the field. The players are working hard and we are looking forward to be back on the field soon,” he said.

Read: What JZ Told Tlolane Before He Left… 

“We’d like to use this opportunity to encourage you all to stay safe and stay at home. When you need to go out, please put on the mask, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands often. I speak for the whole team and I say that we are looking forward to see all of you again soon,” the German coach added.

The PSL has been yet to announce what the way forward will be with regards to the 2019/20 season since it was suspended in March. 

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