Khumalo defends selection

2015-03-23 08:38
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo refused to blame team selection for the 2-1 Nedbank Cup loss to Black Leopards.

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Chiefs fielded a starting line-up featuring the likes of Reyaad Pieterse, Kgotso Moleko, Ovidy Karuru, Simphiwe Mtsweni and Matthew Rusike, and struggled to stamp their authority on the team from the second tier.

However, Khumalo feels that the side that was put out at the FNB Stadium on Saturday should have been good enough to see AmaKhosi through to the next round.

"There was nothing wrong with the starting line-up. Kaizer Chiefs is bound to deliver, we signed these players because we knew very well that will deliver at the end of the day," he said after the match.

Khumalo added that he felt Chiefs had not closed down the opposition as efficiently as they should have.

“We didn’t press as a team, as a unit.

“The second goal also I thought we were to thin at the back, we were supposed to pressure them before they could even strike the ball.”

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