24.11.2020 10:30 pm
“Obviously disappointed… They had one chance and they scored. They weren’t much of a threat the whole night, I don’t think there was any threat at all. But you have to score,” said Hunt in a TV post-match interview.
Disappointed is a word that looks like will be on Gavin Hunt's lips more and more often after games as his Kaizer Chiefs team continues to stutter along in their DStv Premiership campaign. Amakhosi were caught with a sucker punch by Swallows FC who scored late to claim the full points at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.
The death of the former Bafana defender in a motor vehicle accident on Monday has left his family in shock.
“Any life lost is one too many,” says South African Football Players’ Union (Safpu) president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe after learning of former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca’s death.
Tinkler did get Maritzburg a top eight finish last season, but a poor run of results, carrying over from the bio-bubble, have forced the club’s hand.
“He got it totally wrong,” these were the sentiments of most football supporters who watched match officials disallow Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila’s goal against Baroka FC on Sunday afternoon.
Ngcongca, 33, had just joined AmaZulu, another step in a stellar career, that saw him play over 50 times for Bafana Bafana, as well as for Mamelodi Sundowns and KRC Genk in Belgium.
Ngcongca is one of the best right backs South Africa has ever produced, playing for Bafana and also enjoying a long club career in Belgium.
The player affectionately known as “Mshishi” is understood to have scored the fourth fastest hatrick in South African football as he rounded up a five-goal feast in his last two games.
The Bafana Bafana international completed his hat-trick inside the 30 minute mark as the Brazilians took the top spot in log standings.
Mhango, who was the club and the league’s joint top scorer last season has been injured since the Buccaneers clash with Stellenbosch FC last month.
“He missed two or three chances in the first half, I mean they were good chances as well, much easier than the ones he scored,” said Hunt.
The draw was enough to see the Birds topple Orlando Pirates at the top of the log on goal difference. Both teams are on eight points, but Swallows have superior goal difference.
Goals from Zakhele Lepasa and Tshegofatso Mabasa were enough to earn the Buccaneers a hard fought win against Matsatsantsa.
Hunt was left disappointed that Chiefs couldn’t finish off all the chances they created when they played to a 2-2 draw with Arrows.