Gavin Hunt’s darkest hour

Menzi Magubane

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt said he knew what he was getting himself into before joining Amakhosi but things are getting worse with every match.

When asked after Chiefs went down 2-1 to SuperSport United on Tuesday, Hunt said: “This is the toughest situation in my career in top flight soccer.”

Captain Itumeleng Khune produced yet another blunder that cost Amakhosi the game. Khune gifted Matsatsantsa a Pitoli their opening goal when his clearance fell on Gamphani Lungu who fed the ball to Sipho Mbule to set up Bradley Grobler to score. 

Last week against Black Leopard he made an identical mistake that led to Ovidy Karuru’s first goal. 

However Hunt refused to blame his captain and instead said they needed to cut such mistakes. 

“What is important now is that we need to stick together and soldier on. As a coach I need to try and pick up my players and move on,” said Hunt. 

Hunt’s toughest job is to fix his leaking defenders. In seven matches Chiefs have let in 10 goals and they are now the team with the second worst defensive record this early in the season.

Chiefs are hosting Bloemfontein Celtic in the last league match of the year at FNB Stadium on Saturday at 6pm. Next Wednesday Amakhosi host Angolan giants Primeiro de Agosto at 6pm in the CAF Champions League second preliminary round first leg. The return leg will be in Angola on 6 January.

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