Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has left the Buckaneers following their MTN8 semi-final first leg victory over arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

Zinnbauer headed straight to the airport for Germany after he led his team to 3 nil victory in the Soweto Durby.

This has given the Soweto Giants the advantage in the two-legged cup affair at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Josef said he had to attend to an emergency with his family in his home country.