Gavin Hunt calls for Kaizer Chiefs to find mental fortitude
Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has bemoaned the fact his side could not hold on for a point in their defeat to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says his side did well with 10 men, but bemoaned the fact that they could not hold on for a point after the 2-1 defeat to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.
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Hunt’s side slumped to their ninth defeat of the season, which also meant they failed to break into the top eight and could finish in the bottom half of the table for the second time in three seasons not to mention the seven-year trophy drought and counting.
The Amakhosi were reduced to 10 men when Njabulo Blom received a second yellow card in the 38th minute before Thabo Rakhale opened the scoring four minutes later.
Lebogang Manyama equalised in the 66th minute but Amakhosi hearts were broken not for the first time this season when Thabo Mnyamane’s penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time gave Vhadau Vha Damani all three points.
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“Ja I thought we were well in the game obviously until the red-card but we stayed in the front foot, made changes at half-time to stay in the front foot,” Hunt told SuperSport TV.
“Tried to get something to play towards and we did well, we got the goal and if we had a little bit of care upfront sometimes we could have done better.
“We didn’t hold it or gave it away cheaply and obviously we got turned over but we were right in the game, obviously they gonna come out with extra numbers, overload us,” he said.
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“But we did well, the changes were right but then that’s pretty much how it has been, you got to have the mentality and the game toughness to see it out but obviously you never know sometimes with what went on.
“The first goal was the same mistake [to the Bloemfontein Celtic game], pretty much things you can’t understand, that’s just down to certain things, ja but I thought we did well to come back in. We could have had a chance to win at the end but they obviously got the bounce of the ball there.”
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