This is the one match that I want to forget about. We have thus far lost 3 league games and the performance of the team in this match was not what it should have been. We had a bad first half. The same thing that happened to us against Orlando Pirates.
We defended badly. There was no cohesion between our defensive blocks. When we regained ball possession we lost the ball even when we were not under pressure. The tracking in the final third was was not appropriate. Communication between our defence and midfielders was poor. Conceding an early dubious penalty in the 6th minute did not help the situation. Offensively we looked disjointed. Credit must also be given to Chiefs for the manner in which they pressed us. They worked on making sure that they denied us the space.
The second half was much better because we were better organised and the level of communication improved. Tracking of players in the final third was much better and again a red card in the 47th minute disorganised our plans.
We improved our passing and we did not loose as many balls as the first half. A great goal by Siyabonga Dube seemed to add life to our players and Kaizer Chiefs were very anxious.
We now have a much needed break which will help us sort out the few challenges in the team. This is just a minor setback that will be overcome
We have gone through this phase of back to back games. I was really worried about this period which was mostly away matches.
Orlando Pirates away
Kaizer Chiefs away
It is proper of me to applaud the boys for collecting six valuable points out of 9 on the road.
In my opinion the referee of the day failed to protect us and gave too many bad decisions against us. I was appalled by the fact that he refused to shake my hand after the game. Where is the spirit of Fair Play which FIFA is promoting by shaking of hands before and after the game.
Let us soldier on. Together let us pave our way with our ARROWS