Josef Zinnabauer, the new coach of the Orlando Pirates, has done well to lead the team to victory in their first game. The Pirates beat the Black Leopard 3-1 on Saturday at the Orlando Stadium.
This is the club's 5th success this season and moves them up to 5th place on the log with 20 points.
The Buccaneers have had a tough season this year and this game pitted the team against two of their former players, Thabo Matlaba and Edwin Gymah.
Briefly.co.za learned that disaster was averted in the first 5 minutes after Pirates keeper Wayne Sandilands stopped a goal attempt but soon took the lead in the 22nd minute.
The Pirates dominated the game and kept the Leopards under pressure. The first half ended 1-0 to the Pirates.
The pressure was too much for the Leopards in the second half and which resulted in the Pirates scoring two more goals, however, the Leopards were able to get one of their own in to avoid a whitewash according to sabcnews.com.
The next game for the Pirates is scheduled for 20 January 2020 when the ABSA Premiership resumes in the new year.
Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za reported on a viral social media post showing Zinnabauer coaching the Pirates and fans liked what they saw.
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