- The Kaizer Chiefs have hit a rough patch at the moment according to coach Gavin Hunt
- He did not hold Itumeleng Khune, team captain, responsible for the embarrassing defeat to Supersport United
- Hunt asked fans to be patient with the Chiefs and said that this was just a phase the players were going through
Gavin Hunt, the head coach of Kaizer Chiefs refused to hold the team's captain solely responsible for the humiliating defeat to Supersport United.
The Chiefs have been in a bit of a slump lately and so has Itumeleng Khune, who has had a bad couple of matches recently.
This last match was a case in point, where Khune's costly blunder allowed United to defeat the Chiefs 2-1.
Khune made a rookie error and accidentally gifted the opposition possession which led to Bradley Grobler passing it on to Sipho Mbule who effortlessly put it into the net.
It was like history repeating itself, Khune made a similar costly error two weeks ago against Black Leopards.
Hunt asked supporters to have patience with the team, not holding Khune responsible for the defeat. He said that this was just a "rough" period and the players will pull through.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs beat Cameroon team PWD Bamenda on Sunday 1-0 in a nail-biting encounter in Limbe. This was Chiefs' first-round tie and their win pleased coach Gavin Hunt, who was impressed with the victory.
Amakhosi have played a total of nine matches this season but this win was only the third in their campaign. The pressure had been mounting for Chiefs after they had suffered losses to Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates.
Chiefs managed to secure the win against PWD Bamenda with a goal from Eric Matoho seven minutes from time. They were also helped by a late penalty save from Itumeleng Khune.
In other news, Itumeleng Khune and his wife Sphelele are going strong after 3 years and have taken to social media to celebrate the important milestone in their relationship.
Sphelele posted in a picture on Instagram and captioned it:
“Three years of loving each other down, Forever to go. Happy Anniversary my love.”
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