Coach absent as Bucs prep for Downs

Premiership

Orlando Pirates opened their doors at Rand Stadium, where the media gathered to build-up to their upcoming Absa Premiership clash with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Pirates are set to welcome Sundowns to Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening, for what is set to be a humdinger between Josef Zinnbauer's resurgent side and Pitso Mosimane's title chasing outfit.

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It will be the first meeting between the two coaches, following Zinnbauer's appointment as a permanent replacement at The Buccaneers' helm back in December.

For the Soweto outfit, it will be their toughest test yet under their new coach, who hosted his first open training session on Monday morning.

It was noted that assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena remains absent from duty, while several of Pirates' stars that have been starved of game-time this season remain present despite being linked with possible exits in the current transfer window.

Check out a selection of the images from their media day at Rand Stadium in the gallery above...

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