JZ delighted with first bubble win

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer was delighted to see his side end their six-game winless run in the Absa Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

Vincent Pule and Zakhele Lepasa scored in either of the half for Pirates to guide the Buccaneers to a 2-1 win which was their first since the restart.

READ: Bucs snap six-game winless run

"I'm glad now, it was a tough time, it was a tough game for us. The opponent is not easy to play, it's a good team and ja you go against two penalties, congratulations to Wayne [Sandilands], top job today," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV after the match.

"But it was a fight game for us, it was not a top game where we have the ball possession, 100 percent dominate. I told the players before the game that it is not important that we have this, yes in the future but we need to come back into the success and win the three points.

"And yes we had the luck, the fight. We put 200 percent every player on the field fought for the three points, we can feel this. It was key today that we win the game," he said.

"I said to all the players [before the goal during the water break] that we were not in the game, we were not putting the pressure on the build-ups and told the players to come back, 'make the performance what you can, play easy and quick' minute to minute it came better and I'm happy now we have the three points."

Lepasa scored the winner for the Buccaneers with his first touch after coming off the bench just before the hour-mark and the German tactician says the former TS Galaxy striker was showing good signs at training.

"He [Zakhele Lepasa] gave us options in the last training sessions, he gave us signals that 'I'm ready, I'm ready', yes you need a bit of luck as a coach, you bring him in and with his first touch he scored. I'm happy he scored, he made good work. Long time he waits and comes in and now he gets the success, I'm happy about this.

"The last two games is a quick [turnaround] I know but the next game is important for me, now it's important we have a good recovery and we have to see what will happen," he added.

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