Disappointed Chiefs coach Hunt praises Orlando Pirates newbies

Disappointed Chiefs coach Hunt praises Orlando Pirates newbies

- Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt is in a tight spot after being embarrassed in the last five games

- He has acknowledged that the new Orlando Pirates players have something his team are lacking

- Hunt hinted that the Bucs players have a mental edge over his team which is something hard to coach

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt is not in a good place right now after being soundly beaten in the last five outings.

To add insult to injury. their last defeat was the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates who beat them 2-0 in the MTN8 semi-final second leg game at the FNB Stadium.

A week before, the Chiefs were embarrassed by the Bucs who beat them 3-0. The last match they won against Chippa United, thanks to an own goal, was not much of a win.

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Hunt told Supersport TV after the painful encounter that the Pirates' new signings have shown a great deal of promise.

Gavin Hunt has a steep hill to climb to get the Chiefs back on top. Photo credit: Instagram/kcfcofficial
Gavin Hunt has acknowledged the new Pirates players who are making a difference. Photo credit: Instagram/kcfcofficial
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Deon Hotto, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Terrence Dzvukamanja and Thabang Monare were former Bidvest Wits players who Hunt coached when he was heading the club according to Goal.

He hinted that the new players have something that his Chiefs players are lacking and it is not skill or fitness but the right mentality.

"I can’t talk about those types of things in the media. Look at the Wits players in the last two games and that’s the difference. They have the mentality and that’s what a team needs. That’s what we will look for."

It appears that the team needs more off the ball work in departments that are not often spoken about. The will to win is a hard thing to coach into a team and even harder after a string of embarrassing defeats.

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Some Chiefs fans understand that some things are out of Hunt's control, at least he should find some solace in that.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 58-year-old South African billionaire and owner of Mamelodi Sundowns football club, Patrice Motsepe has just been revealed as one of the candidates running for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential role.

The current president of the CAF, Ahmed Ahmed will also be rerunning for the role despite having been implicated in a number of financial irregularities discovered during an audit of CAF in recent years. Also in the running is Jacques Anouma who was endorsed by Ivorian Football Federation (FIF.)

Meanwhile, South Africans have shared their thoughts on Motsepe's decision to run for the CAF presidency online. Read a few of their thoughts below.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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