4 reasons why City lost to Chiefs


Cape Town City were no match for Kaizer Chiefs who beat them 3-0 at FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors have looked poor all season and it was no surprise that it turned out to be a walk in the park for the hosts.

So where did all go wrong for the Citizens this time?

1. Wayward passing

Chiefs were able to intercept a few balls from City, who were giving away the ball cheaply more often than necessary. It proved costly as this resulted in City failing to combine.

2. Poor finishing and lack of scoring chances

On a couple of occasions when they had a chance, the finishing left a lot to be desired. Chiefs keeper Daniel Akpeyi did make a save, outstretched, once but that was all.

3. Late substitutions

New signing Mduduzi Mdantsane was never in the match, but was only taken off in the 72nd when Chiefs were already 3-0 up. He was replaced by Shane Roberts who was always going to find it difficult against a team already very much in control.

4. Players didn’t encourage each other

It was a sad sight. You have a team desperately fighting for their lives in the topflight, but when one makes a mistake, they throw around their hands. There were a couple of times when one of their own made a poor throw in and there was no encouraging words, but rather a body language that pretty much says, ‘you are on your own’.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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