Hunt delighted with Chiefs mentality change

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Gavin Hunt is happy with his side’s victory against Petro Luanda at the FNB Stadium over the weekend.

The much-needed win sees Kaizer Chiefs raise stakes to progress to the quarter-finals of the Caf Champions League. Amakhosi currently sit third of Group C with four points after three games with three matches left to play.

The 56-year-old coach came into this game with a number of changes to his squad as a result of injuries and suspensions. However, he was pleased with the outcomes of the match at end of the day.

“I thought we played well, just like how we played against Horoya when we drew 0-0. It looked like another night when we were not going to score with so many opportunities. But we got three points and that was the main thing for us,” Hunt told the Club’s official site.

“We had to play a few players out of position because we never had a lot of players and they did okay. I thought the team collectively was very good.”

Hunt stated that they will continue to fight and target 10 or 12 points in order to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament.

“I think you need 10 or 12 points to get through. We got four now and we still got three games left. It’s not going to be easy, we got Wydad coming here. They are not as easy as they are very experienced in the competition. We have to go to Horoya in Guinea, and we’ve got to play in Luanda away, so it won’t be easy for us but we will do our best,” he adds.

Chiefs will now shift their focus to the DStv Premiership encounter against stubborn Maritzburg United away from home on Wednesday. The game will kick-off at 18:00 in the evening.

The Glamour Boys mentor is keen that his troops will be at their best to take down the Team of Choice and move up of the log standings.

“We are obviously falling behind in the league. Teams underneath us are winning, so we have a big game against Maritzburg, and we need points to get ourselves in a better position. It’s not going to be easy going down there that’s for sure,” concludes Hunt.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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