- Kaizer Chiefs have been compared to English Premier League club Burnley
- Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy made the controversial claim following his team's loss to Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout
- McCarthy says the Amakhosi got desperate against his side and resorted to route-one tactics to secure the win
Most football fans appreciate it when their teams are lauded for playing an attractive brand of football.
Kaizer Chiefs supporters may therefore take offence to a recent claim made by Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy.
Following City's loss to Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout over the weekend, McCarthy likened the Amakhosi to English Premier League club Burnley.
The Clarets have mastered the art of long-ball football and are known for their route-one approach.
KickOFF.com reported that McCarthy felt Chiefs became desperate against his side and therefore resorted to using the long-ball strategy.
McCarthy said, “In desperate times you need solutions, and they’re probably the kings of playing route-one football, because that’s exactly what happened."
The frustrated City mentor added: “You don’t associate Burnley with Kaizer Chiefs, but we felt what it was like playing against a Burnley, because everything [was hoofed towards] Nurkovic, Castro."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on McCarthy's dissatisfaction with the referee and accused the officials of showing bias towards Chiefs.
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