We got to do better in front of goals – Hunt

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Ahead of the much anticipated MTN8 second leg semi-final clash, Kaizer Chiefs mentor Gavin Hunt insists that his side need to create more opportunities in order to overturn the 3-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates last Saturday at Orlando Stadium.

Hunt admitted that Amakhosi were not well organised defensively in the MTN8 first-leg semi-final encounter.

“We got to defend better, I mean it’s pretty basic,” said Hunt.

The former Bidvest Wits coach also put on record that not having supporters at the stadium is one of the major factors that affect his players.

“I certainly feel like our players do miss the supporters. So, I think the bigger clubs with a huge fan base do suffer without supporters with what is going on at the moment. For me, it’s a big loss not having supporters in (because of Covid),” said the Soweto giants mentor.

“The most important thing is creating scoring opportunities and taking chances. In the last couple of games that I have seen we created opportunities and we got to do better in front of goals.”

Hunt went on to express how they miss the services of their talisman Samir Nurkovic during these trying times.

“Obviously any team around the world will miss the man who scored the most goals last season. But we have to deal with it and try to get a few more goals from other areas. We got three strikers, we will try to use them the best way we know-how and find a way of creating opportunities a little bit better but that is easier said than done,” he emphasised.

Abafana bokuthula noxolo will go head to head with the Buccaneers on Sunday at FNB Stadium at 15h00 with the hopes of turning the tables around. Pirates go into this game with an advantage of three goals, making the aggregate score 3-0.

By Mauwane Raophala

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