- Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has praised his players after his team thumped Cape Town City 4-1 in their PSL match on Saturday
- Kaizer Chiefs recorded their first victory in the premiership and gave Solinas his first taste of success in the league
- A bullish Solinas has issued a warning to the other sides in the league saying the best of Kaizer Chiefs were yet to come
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas heaped praise on his players after they handed out a 4-1 thumping to Cape Town City in their premier league clash on Saturday. A bullish Solinas also fired a warning at all the other teams in the league saying the best of Kaizer Chiefs was yet to come.
The win gave Solinas his first taste of league success with Kaizer Chiefs since joining at the start of the season and the club’s legions of supporters will be hoping it marks the start of a U-turn in results.
Solinas has always maintained that he needed more time to influence the team and how the team played as a unit. His sentiments were echoed by none other than Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung who expressed his support for Solinas and said he was unconcerned by the lack of results.
Briefly.co.za gathered that after the match Solinas said the FIFA mandated two-week break was just what he and the team needed. He said the team had used the break to work on virtually every aspect of their game and the result showed.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Solinas said recent additions such as Dax, Lebo Manyama, Mario Booysen and George Maluleka were now available for selection and had integrated into the team which all meant his vision for the team was coming together.
Solinas warned that now that he had a full squad of fit and available players the real Kaizer Chiefs were coming.
Solinas said he was incredibly happy with the win and very proud of his players for the way in which they played during the match. He added that he was happy for the supporters and that they finally had something to cheer about.
The Italian-born coach credited the Kaizer Chiefs supporters who he said through their pressure had pushed the team into working hard which is what led to the result.
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced of Kaizer Chiefs fans forcing their way into the Cape Town City Stadium before the start of the match on Saturday.
Helpless security staff could only watch as throngs of supporters pushed through gates and gained entry to the venue. The incident bore some resemblances to the now infamous pitch invasion in Durban when violence broke out.
Kaizer Chiefs have been punished for that fan infraction and will now have to play at least two of their upcoming matches behind closed doors with no crowd being allowed into the stadium.
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