AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy said he felt Kaizer Chiefs wouldn’t be able to score against them in open play as Amakhosi lack quality strikers up front at present.
In their DStv Premiership clash at Kings Park on Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with AmaZulu via Keagan Dolly’s controversial penalty in the 93rd minute after Tapelo Xoki was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area.
In an interview after the match, McCarthy said he was happy with his side’s performance and made mention of Amakhosi’s lack of firepower up front.
“It was a fantastic performance from the boys, you can’t fault them,” McCarthy said.
“We said if we marginalise our mistakes if we don’t give them giveaways, they won’t get into this game because they don’t have the quality.
“They don’t have the quality to open us up, to break through us and create clear goal-scoring opportunities. From the last few games we’ve seen, they are still finding their feet. I knew that was a disadvantage to them.
“If we used the mobility we have, because they went on the defensive, having a defender Njabulo Ngcobo playing in midfield with Nange and Cole Alexander.
“It was very defensive so we wanted to use the mobility of [Luvuyo] Memela, [Siphisihle] Maduna and [Matar] Cessay to get in behind, pick balls in the pocket and feed Bongz [Ntuli],” McCarthy added.
Kaizer Chiefs have scored just four goals in their six DStv Premiership matches to date.
Two of those goals have come from defenders Daniel Cardoso and Sifiso Hlanti while Dolly has scored from the penalty spot. The final goal has come from forward Khama Billiat.
Next up for AmaZulu is a CAF Champions League match after the international break when they play TP Mazembe in a first-leg second preliminary round clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday, 15 October (17:00).
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs will next be in action against former coach Gavin Hunt’s Chippa United at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 16 October at 17:30.
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Publish date : 2021-10-04 09:15:00