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Bucs Of Out Title Race? Zinnbauer Responds!

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has commented on his side's title hopes after the loss to Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Read: Akpeyi Shines As Chiefs End Bucs' Winning Run

A first-half strike from Lebogang Manyama was enough to condemn Pirates to a 1-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The defeat has left Pirates nine points behind their Soweto rivals with eight games left in the league campaign.

"I don't know, it's now directly after the game, it's not so easy, we made a good game, I cannot say to my team it was bad, no, it was good," Zinnbauer told SuperSport after the game.

"Next season? We have eight games now in a row, what we have, we have a break and we'll see what has happened and we prepare the team for next season I don't know. But with this performance we have a good look in the future."

The German also felt his side lacked the luck against Chiefs after squandering numerous chances.

"First on the supporters, top atmosphere, top support. Ja I think we have the chance in the game to make the first goal and we had a lot of chances to make the goal and ja today we have not the luck what you need when you win against this team," he added.

"For me we have a tough game, it's one of the best teams in the league, I think we had [deserved] a little more from the game, I think we dictated the game but we have not the final pass. It reminds me of [Luvuyo] Memela had a big chance in the second half, towards the goal-line, normally you make this but today we did not have the luck you need when you win against Kaizer Chiefs."


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