Zinnbauer Bemoans Orlando Pitch
Posted: 10 February 2021
DSTV Premiership giants Orlando Pirates Football Club swept aside Cape Town City FC at the Orlando Stadium yesterday evening after two quick goals in the opening five minutes, courtesy of Deon Hotto and Maliele Vincent Pule.
However, The Beautiful Game asked the club’s head coach Josef Zinnbauer of the Orlando Stadium pitch as it looked heavy on the foot for the players yesterday due to recent heavy rain, and he said;
“Yes it’s true, this was the first game today I think in the last three or four weeks that we played without rain and without a deep field but the pitch sweepers made a top job today (yesterday).
“But it’s not always possible that we have a good field because of the rain but it was the first time (in a long time) that we had a better field. The players need a good field, the players have good technical skills, with the skills, they need a good field, but it’s not an excuse for us, we have to accept this; the other team also have to play on this field,” concluded the German.
The Buccaneers will make a short trip to Botswana this weekend to face Jwaneng Galaxy FC in the opening group game of the CAF Confederations Cup, giving some reprieve to the Orlando Stadium groundsman to do some much-needed manicure on the turf.