Stanton Fredericks
3 minute read
27 Nov 2019
1:49 pm

Unfamiliar defence scuppered Chiefs

Stanton Fredericks

I think that a reshuffled Kaizer Chiefs defence was the main problem in their Telkom Knockout loss to Maritzburg United on the weekend.

Yagan Sasman of Kaizer Chiefs (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Amakhosi just didn't play and it was their worst performance of the season, though that is to take nothing away from Maritzburg, who came to attack. We assumed Maritzburg would sit back and absorb, but they were looking to go forward, and when they did they looked comfortable, you could see Chiefs were nervous. Chiefs had Daniel Akpeyi, Erick Mathoho, Willard Katsande and Khama Billiat missing, but I still think they have good depth in their squad, it is in defence you need a number of games to understand each other's movement at centre back. Daniel Cardoso and Erick Mathoho...