Pirates grant coach Zinnbauer leave

Orlando Pirates have released a statement clarifying coach Josef Zinnbauer’s announcement that he will be leaving straight after the MTN8 semifinal 3-0 win against rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

“Orlando Pirates can confirm that the Club has granted the head coach leave to go home to Germany. Unfortunately, out of respect for Mr Zinnbauer and his family we cannot divulge anything more except to say that his son is in hospital,” said the club on their official website.

“The coach has requested for his family’s privacy to be respected during this difficult time. He will be back soon,” added Pirates.