Absa Premiership

Maluleka: Chiefs were a bit lethargic

2020-01-13 10:44
George Maluleka
George Maluleka (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - George Maluleka admits Kaizer Chiefs were not as comfortable against Cape Town City on Sunday as the 3-0 scoreline would suggest.

Goals from Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic, and Eric Mathoho secured another victory for Amakhosi to help them extend their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership standings to nine points.

However, Maluleka conceded that the Soweto giants didn't exactly set the world alight with their performance at FNB Stadium, where the unyielding heat also played its part.

"I think we fought very hard today, it was a little bit slow and lethargic in the first half but the coach got on our backs at half-time and we had to lift it up a bit in the second-half and this is what we did," Maluleka told SuperSport TV.

"It was a bit hot today so we took things a little bit slow you know, we tried to keep hold of the ball a little more but we did it very slow, we did it in a slow manner. We didn't move the ball quick enough.

"There were times we could have gone forward but we went backwards too many negative passes. I think second-half we improved a little bit more, today wasn't one of our best games but you know we're happy for the three points."

He added: "There's a lot more belief, there's a lot more togetherness. There was togetherness back then but I think now we're a lot more together and we're going towards the same goal, we know what we want.

"And you know this is a big brand, if you don't bring trophies it becomes a problem. It's all about these people that are here today to support us.

"We want trophies, we want positive results, we want to play good football and 2020 is a special year for the club as you know, with their 50th anniversary, the chairman, the staff, the family at Kaizer Chiefs. So we want to make sure that we bring something home."

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Saturday, 18 January 2020
Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
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