Beleaguered Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin has rued missed chances following the Soweto giants’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership tie played at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.
The four-time Premiership title winner admitted his frustrations as Chiefs’ woeful start to the season continued with no end in sight. Chiefs started the match brightly and created early chances for Njabulo Blom and Lebogang Manyama, but they failed to hit the target.
After playing second fiddle to the visitors in the early stages of the first half, SuperSport grew into the game and got a crucial goal through Bradley Grobler just before half time to unsettle their opponents.
“I thought we played very very well, the first half we had three or four unbelievable chances before they had a chance at goal,” said Hunt. He is convinced his charges had plenty chances to walk away with maximum points.
“We had enough chances to win the game, but you can’t be 2-0 down every game and then try and come back from that,” said Hunt, in reference to their comeback against Black Leopards last week. Chiefs trailed Lidoda Duvha 2-0 courtesy of an Ovidy Karuru brace in that game but they clawed back to draw 2-2.
“We’re all frustrated because every week we giving away a start, its something I’m not used to,” admitted the former SuperSport and Bidvest Wits coach. He, however, said they would try and “stick together” as they try to pick themselves up.
The result sees Chiefs, who lost the league on the last day of the season last term, down in 12th place on the log after winning just one of their seven league matches, while SuperSport are fourth – five points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who have 17 points from a possible 21.
“We got the players we got and we need to soldier on. We all know what the situation is … we gotta believe in the players. We need to stick with the players,” Hunt said.
SuperSport got their second goal through Sipho Mbule while Lebogang Manyama’s cooly converted 88th minute penalty was not enough to salvage a point for Chiefs.
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By Mthokozisi Dube