Cape Town - After losing 4-1 to Cape Town City, Chippa United coach Dan Malesela labeled his team's defending as 'horrible' and an example of 'how not to defend'.
A 10-minute Bhongolethu Jayiya hat-trick put the Cape side in the driving seat at Athlone on Monday night before Thamsanqa Mkhize added a fourth just before half time.
Although Chippa kept the Citizens off the score-sheet in the second half and netted a consolation goal 15 minutes from time, the defeat could have been even bigger were it not for several misses from the home side and some excellent saves by Chilli Boys stopper Daniel Akpeyi.
Akpeyi was the only defender who escaped his coach's wrath after the final whistle.
"This is a good example to young boys of how not to defend," Malesela lamented.
"We had both flanks that were horrible in the first half. I don't know what the cause is, but we weren't defending the crosses from the left or the expected recipients on the right, and these are the results.
"Apart from the full-backs, our centre-backs were also not up to scratch today."
The Chilli Boys mentor also felt his men failed to show enough urgency in trying to come back into the match.
"There was not enough effort put into the realisation that we were goals behind, and we needed to take risks.
"But you just have to make people aware of what went wrong and what they did wrong, and make changes and go on with the game," he explained.