Makhanya: Bad idea to sack Zinnbauer


Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Makhanya doesn't think it would be wise to let go of coach Jozef Zinnbauer after a Soweto Derby defeat this weekend.

The German coach is going into Saturday's derby under pressure from supporters, despite ending the club's six-year trophy drought with the MTN8 triumph this season.

The Buccaneers faithful have already started calling for his head as the club seems to be struggling to keep up with defending DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the league race.

Makhanya feels, as much as Zinnbauer has his own flaws, particularly with his selections and playing some of the key players out of position, he has done well and it wouldn't make sense to sack him so soon.

"I don't think he will lose his job. He has done so well so far, even winning the MTN8, but the changes he makes in every game shows that he is under pressure," Dukuduku tells

"He is also faced with so many injuries upfront, which makes him use players out of position. I feel Thembinkosi Lorch is being used out of position and it kills his game.

"But I believe this [Derby] won't be his last game regardless of the results. He won the first two derbies convincingly in the two legs of the MTN8, so I don't think it will be wise to sack him because of Saturday's game." 

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