Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt blasted his side’s dismal and substandard defending following a 2-2 thrilling stalemate against Stellenbosch in a DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Stellenbosch twice took the lead through Nathan Sinkala and Phathutshedzo Nange much to Hunt’s disappointment.
However, Chiefs showed composure and character to claw their way back into the game with goals from Leonardo Castro and a late equaliser by Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
“The character was good, but we have to be better, anyway when you take everything into consideration, what’s happening, it is a step forward,” said Hunt, who also admitted that slack defending – the two soft goals conceded again cost his team home points.
“It’s been a problem for us, our Achilles heel this season, that area of the pitch, it cost us again, so I’m disappointed.
“We were a little bit flat at times, but we got into the game, the second goal took a little bit out of us, but all-in-all disappointed with the result because I thought you have got to be better than that.
“I mean, the second goal was really schoolboy, same position, bad defending, something that has cost us all season.
“You don’t want a game against Stellenbosch to go from end to end because that suits them, you want to stay a little bit compact and we start chasing it, then the game opens up and it suits them.
“Because they have got the type of strikers, the three of them like to play in half-space, the drop-off and if you don’t get tight, they bounce it, and then you are in trouble and then we chase.”
Hunt believes ‘Amakhosi’ had enough chances to win the game despite having to come back from behind twice. “I thought we still had enough, we had good couple of opportunities in the first half that we didn’t take,” he said.
“I’m very disappointed with the result because I think, it’s a home game, we have got to try do what we have been doing in the last couple of weeks.”
‘The Glamour Boys’ will now turn their attention to the Caf Champions League where they will tackle Horoya in Guinea in their last group stage encounter on Saturday.
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