Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp
says he will make changes to the side that lost to Baroka last Saturday
when they face Black Leopards this weekend.
Chiefs suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to the Absa Premiership strugglers
despite coming into the game on the back of a superb performance against
Cape Town City in a Nedbank Cup quarter-final.
Middendorp has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the display
citing the fact that Amakhosi's players did not put in a shift of hard
work and exertion.
As such, heads are expected to roll ahead of the club's league clash
with Black Leopards on Saturday afternoon at the Thohoyandou Stadium.
He said: "We will get the confirmation and evidence of distance
covered, sprints [completed], movement off the ball and compare it to
last week's game [against City].
"We were definitely at around 25% in all departments in terms
of those statistics, and when something like this is missing,
particularly against a team that was setup to close us, then it
obviously gets difficult.
"I can only repeat, it's like if you have a fantastic car but you
don't have fuel. Your fantastic car, of a fantastic brand with a
fantastic reputation, is standing there but the fuel is not there, it's
not enough and you'll miss it, that is what I see.
"It was totally disappointing and not adequate, but we have to look
forward to the next game and put some other players in, we'll see. It
should not happen that we are using the same players and we can't handle
Kick-off is at 15:00.