- Gavin Hunt's Chiefs suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in their first match of the DStv Premiership season
- Hunt noted that Chiefs were weak defensively and they still have some work to do regarding that
- The coach said that the difference between them and Sundowns was that they got the chance to make decent signings during the transfer window
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Kaizer Chiefs suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening fixture of the DStv Premiership. Chiefs looked way out of their depth as Sundowns dominated the match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The goals were scored by new signing Kermit Erasmus, Themba Zwane, and Peter Shalulile. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt remarked that the difference was that Sundowns made some high profile signings during the transfer window.
Hunt was left frustrated at his team's performance and remarked on their schoolboy defending.
“I did think we created some good opportunities at times, but as I said defensively wise it left a lot to be desired," he said.
Hunt also went on to say that he still had more to say but he would rather say it to his players behind closed doors. He said that they had to knuckle down, see what they have, and take it from there.
Chiefs were unable to make new signings because of an ongoing court case regarding a possible transfer ban.
Hunt said: “We know where the problems are, we know the problems from day one. But it is what it is. We ended up with six academy boys on the field so you got to start building."
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported Themba Zwane, star of PSL Awards, walks away with R500k prize money. It was a big night for Mamelodi Sundowns' Themba Zwane last night at the PSL Awards. The South African footballer walked away with not one but three prestigious awards, making him the big winner of the evening.
The PSL Awards were held virtually on Thursday night from the SuperSport studios in Randburg, Johannesburg. While it may have damped the festivities slightly, soccer players as well as soccer fanatics were excited for their favourite football stars to receive recognition for all their sporting efforts during the last year.
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