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Pirates’ JZ Responds To ‘Interest’ In International Keeper

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has avoided questions whether he is interested in an international goalkeeper after recently speaking highly of the player. 

Despite scoring three goals to win 3-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off match against Botswana champions Jwaneng Galaxy last weekend, Pirates had some goalscoring opportunities denied by the excellent goalkeeping of Ezekiel Morake.

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“In the first 15 minutes we had a lot of opportunities to score but their goalkeeper was very good today,” the coach said after the match at the National Stadium in Gaborone, and in part.  

With the Buccaneers set to welcome Galaxy for the second leg of their qualification fixture on Sunday, the German mentor has warned his charges against complacency with the aim of going through to the next round.

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Asked whether he is interested in Morake, Zinnbauer told the reporters in a press conference on Thursday that he wouldn’t like to speak about players from other clubs but focus on the upcoming game.  

“We don’t speak about the other players; we have to focus on our squad and our team and focus on the game. They have good players and he (Morake) is not alone. They have good players in the team, and it is a big team in that country. It’s an experienced team in that country (and) they have experienced players on the field,” the coach said, speaking through a virtual press conference.

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has avoided to confirm whether he is interested in an international goalkeeper after he recently spoke highly about him.

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