JZ: What Pirates must do to beat Swallows


Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has urged his side to take their chances in front of goal in order to beat Swallows FC in the MTN 8 quarter-finals on Saturday.

The Buccaneers are set to get their 2021/22 campaign up and running this weekend when they play host to Soweto rivals Swallows in MTN 8 quarter-finals at the Soweto Stadium.

Zinnbauer's charges met the Dube Birds on two occasions last season, with both encounters ending in a 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership, and the German believes his side must take their chances in order to get a result on Saturday.

"I think we need the goals, we had the chances in the last two games so did Swallows but I think we were a little bit ahead in chances but we didn't score and this is the reason we need the goals," Zinnbauer said.

"If we get the goals then we can win the game but [this is not to say that] Swallows made a bad performance. No, it was a good performance.

"Both games were good, the first game had a lot of water on the field, more than is typical, but in the second leg, in the away game they were ahead and we had a little bit of luck as well, you need a bit of luck of the draw.

"We have another chance and if we have chances then I'm happy, but I will be happier if we get the goals and win the game.

"This is not a league game, though. This is a game that you have to win. We cannot say now that we can draw, it is not possible, we have to go forward and we have to win the game. It is a different game."

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