Black Leopards coach Cavin Johnson feels Kaizer Chiefs’s plan during their 1-all draw on Sunday was to throw the ball to their big strikers upfront.
Chiefs have scored a lot of goals from set pieces this season including the Samir Nurkovic header from a corner at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.
But Johnson insists, except for the goal by Nurkovic his team were able to deal with Chiefs play.
“It was not what we expected because I thought Kaizer Chiefs were very strong on their set pieces throughout the season and we dealt with that very good as a team that is struggling,’ he told reporters.
“That’s all they did for us, throw the ball in the front, try and get a set piece, organise their big guys to sort of head the ball in the net but yeah they got it right in the first half because one of our players didn’t do the right thing.
“Yeah it’s a turn the corner for Black Leopards but at the same time maybe we could have stolen the game, I don’t know because I thought we played a lot better and we could have stole it in the last 20 minutes.”
Chiefs had scored first through Nurkovic while the hosts found an equaliser through Mogakolodi Ngele.
By Ofhani Munyai