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Zinnbauer On What Ncikazi Will Bring To Pirates

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has explained what new Bucs assistant Mandla Ncikazi will bring to the technical team.

Ncikazi was announced as a new Pirates assistant after leaving his head coach role at Golden Arrows, while Sjoerd Woudenberg has been added as goalkeeper coach.

German coach Zinnbauer has now for a first time commented on Ncikazi’s role and the overall improvements to his technical team.

“Yeah, we are happy about the staff members that we get. With coach Mandla we get a coach who has experience as a second coach, experience as a head coach, he knows both sides,” he told reporters.

“What do we expect is always like a goalkeeper coach in the last season, for a long time we have not (had) a goalkeeper coach. We lost last season as well (our) analyst and individual coach during the season. 

“My first question to the club was, please give me another assistant coach, in my first months and and now we have it, we have the assistant coach, a new assistant coach and we have more staff members. 

“We have more eyes on the field, we can manage easier trainings, we can manage easier games as well, we can manage easier the players who stay at home when we go into Africa.

“We have quality staff behind us or behind me, behind my person and that is very important in football.”