As much as Gavin Hunt flays his players when they underperform or commit terrible mistakes, the Kaizer Chiefs head coach also gives them credit when they produce the goods.
This was the case at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon where they were held to a 1-all draw by SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership clash.
Despite the stalemate – extending their winless run to six matches in all competitions, Hunt was pleased with the performance of his troops, particularly Bernard Parker and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
“Parker was my Man of the Match, I thought he was fantastic, playing in central midfield because we don’t really have anyone. We played him there and he was fantastic, he was really good,” said Hunt.
Hunt said Parker, who has only scored three goals and provided six assists in the last two seasons showed his experience in a much deeper midfield role against a top SuperSport side.
“I thought Bernard Parker who has not played for some time playing centre midfield, you gotta do what you have to do but he was fantastic. He was good and plus many more, ‘Mshini’ [Ngcobo] as well he was good,” added the Chiefs coach.
The Soweto side, though, will feel hard done by the result, given that they were the better side and conceded from a penalty.
“All in all good performance we battled away but you have to be scoring the chances that we get. But good credible performance, some players stood up. We should have won by a comfortable score, every week we have chances, but we don’t score. We played well but we need points and we didn’t get them.
“Every game we are taking off players because of various reasons. I’m not taking off players because I want to make a change. It’s been like most of the season, I can’t make a tactical change. I have to just make a change to plug holes and that’s where it is,” concluded Hunt.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi
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