No new signings for Pirates in January

Josef Zinnbauer

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has ruled out the possibility of adding players to his squad during the January transfer period.

The German coach says he would rather focus on working with the players he has in his squad rather than making additions.

“Yes, all coaches, we need players. We need new players but we have a good squad, and we have 17 days now [to sign new players] – and this week we have two games,” Zinnbauer told the media.

“For me, now it’s about the games and not new players. We have seven points, with eight goals [scored] and two goals [conceded], and we’ve had some good performances so far,” he said.

“It’s not important now that I shop for other players. It’s not the moment to be shopping. We have 32 players in the squad now and we’re working.”

Pirates were linked with Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu, but the centre back has stated that he is happy at Maritzburg and would like to extend his stay at the Team of Choice.

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