Johannesburg – The energy coach Josef Zinnbauer brought to Orlando Pirates since December has had “The Ghost” eating out of the palm of his hand, but expectations are bound to mount after some recent playing personnel changes.
It’s another transfer window in the Premier Soccer League and it has been another period for the Buccaneers to gather some reinforcements, while getting rid of some dead wood – the same as they have been doing for the last few years.
It is unfortunate, however, that those efforts have not paid dividends as the team has not won a trophy in six years.
But perhaps following their exploits last season, this will be their last season, this will be their time at the top.
The acquisition of Bafana Bafana captain and defender Thulani Hlatshwayo put supporters into a frenzy.
For some time Pirates supporters were reportedly keen on the services of Hlatshwayo, especially with the heart of the team’s defence not firing on all cylinders as captain Happy Jele has lacked a solid partner in recent years.