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Zinnbauer – Why Lorch Wasn’t In Pirates Squad

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has explained why Thembinkosi Lorch was not in his side’s squad against Swallows FC.

The defending champions were eliminated by the Dube Birds after losing 2-1 on Saturday.

Bucs will not be able to defend their title following Ruzaigh Gamildien’s brace in the first half.

Zinnbauer, who also said it was a bad first-half performance by his side, revealed that Lorch missed out on the game after picking a shoulder injury in training.

“Lorch has a shoulder problem,” Zinnbauer told reporters.

“He can’t train and can’t play. It happened in the week, his problems.”

Pirates will now have to watch the rest of the tournament from the sidelines but will receive R800 000 for taking part in this year’s MTN8.