Absa Premiership

Middendorp happy with winning start on Chiefs debut

2018-12-13 09:13
Ernst Middendorp
Ernst Middendorp

Cape Town - Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp was happy to get off to a winning start in what he felt was a deserved 1-0 win against SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday.

George Maluleka scored the only goal of the game on 64 minutes although there were numerous chances missed by both sides in an entertaining end-to-end Absa Premiership clash.

The German tactician was happy with his side's performance although he believes that with improved confidence the Glamour Boys will soon be putting in better displays.

"I think it's a well-deserved three points," Middendorp said in a post-match interview. "In the short period we had to prepare we've seen a good game with a good performance.

"We should have perhaps gone a bit more for the second goal in the second-half but overall I have to say it was good and I'm very happy about the performance.

The Soweto giants squandered a number of opportunities to double their lead with Khama Billiat the main protagonist, but Middendorp admitted with more confidence his attack would start firing.

"I think it was a nice game, let's work on it to get it good on the performance side, this is only what I am interested in, nothing else and I'm very happy."

Chiefs next play Elgeco Plus in the first-leg of the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

 

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