'We don't talk about the title'


Despite moving up to second spot, Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has brushed aside any talks about the Absa Premiership title for now.

Gabadinho Mhango netted a first-half brace for the Buccanners, who claimed a 2-1 victory over Chippa United on Saturday evening.

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"Ja, first half we have dominated the game, we are very dominant, we had a lot of chances but if you don't score it's a problem in football all the time," the German said on SuperSport TV after the match.

"Second-half we came good in the game, the chance and then we don't score and then the opponent is coming, then we said, 'ok, two goals, it's enough for us', we said we have the lead, no problem, we defended very good.

"And I think yes, the opponent has the chance but it's not 100 percent hey. But 100 percent chance and the opponent 100 percent chance, I think we have the advantage."

Zinnbauer went on to silence any suggestions that they may challenge Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns in the title race.

"We don't talk about the title, we take it from game to game and then we'll see at the end of the season what happened and then we'll look for next season and then we can talk about the target that we have," he continued.

"At the moment it's not so [about] 'what I want'. We need a little bit of time, we now have just week together and this is a short time in football. We have a lot of good players now, the squad is more closer, the quality comes and the system is in the mind. That is important.

"Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United have a very good squad and Kaizer Chiefs have a lot of points, we do our work, we work for three points, next game, next game and then we'll see what has happened but for me not in the moment about the title.

"For me it's important we improve the team and that we do and I'm very happy about this," he added.