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Zinnbauer & Davids Complete History

Former Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer and Fadlu Davids have written history in Morocco, winning the Botola Pro League unbeaten with Raja Athletic Club.

Raja had overtaken Nasreddine Nabi’s ASFAR last weekend with a last-minute win in the Casablanca derby over Wydad Club Athletic and defended their lead on the final matchday.

The Moroccan giants beats Oujda 3-0 thanks to two first-half goals by Abdellah Khafifi and Yousri Bouzok (penalty) plus a second-half penalty by Bouzok to move to 72 points.

Meanwhile, Nabi’s ASFAR beat Fath Union Sport 2-0 in the Rabat derby and finished the campaign on 71 points.

What makes Zinnbauer’s success even more impressive is the fact that Raja have won the title unbeaten, collecting 21 wins and nine draws, including 12 successive victories in the season run-in.

Zinnbauer was assisted by Davids, who joined him alongside former Pirates first team coach Darian Wilken, while another South Africa Mueez Kajee is the head performance analyst

Overall, Raja have won 26 games, drawn 11 and lost just one since JZ took over – he’s averaging 2.34 points per game in Morocco.

It was Raja’s first league title since 2020 and 13th overall.

David Kappel
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