Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates fan-favourite Teboho Moloi is convinced that new Bucs coach Josef Zinnbauer can be a success at the club.
Zinnbauer is an unknown quantity in South Africa and his appointment
received a luke-warm reception from the Pirates faithful, who remain
skeptical about the German's ability to turn things around.
However, Moloi has voiced his support for the new boss and reminded
people of the unknown foreign coaches who have been successful in South
Africa in the past.
"You know I hear a lot of people complaining about the new guy you
know and we all know the chairperson would never bring or appoint somebody
whom he thinks will never bring changes," Moloi told FarPost.
"In 1973 when Pirates had a clean sweep we had a coach called Tony
Sanderson and a lot of people didn't know anything about him but he
ended up winning everything that was on offer.
"In 1992 the chairperson brought in Geoff Hudson and we know what he did
for us and that was the turning point of Orlando Pirates starting to
beat Kaizer Chiefs.
"We should just support the guy and give him a chance. I mean, even
Kaizer Chiefs brought in Jeff Butler. Who knew anything about Jeff
Butler? But he did wonders for Chiefs."
Zinnbauer's charges will host Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.
- TeamTalk Media