After three matches performed in Group C, the Glamour Boys are third with 4 factors, behind Horoya on objective distinction and 5 behind Wydad Casablanca
Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says one of many greatest challenges he is had this season is to search out consistency in his putting division.
Whereas a few of Amakhosi’s forwards have struggled for kind, accidents have additionally been a significant factor.
Samir Nurkovic, Chiefs’ high scorer final season with 14 targets in all competitions, solely returned to the aspect halfway by means of the season, whereas Khama Billiat, the form of participant who can win a match with a second of particular person brilliance, has been lacking since he cracked a bone in his leg in a league match in opposition to Maritzburg United on January 9.
Leonardo Castro has proven patches of promise this season however has additionally had some harm points.
Completely happy Mashiane has just lately added to the Chiefs assault along with his tempo and talent on the left flank, however the likes of Bernard Parker and Lebogang Manyama haven’t made the form of contributions they’re able to. Proper-wing Dumisani Zuma is one other who has been held again by harm. Zambian striker Lazarous Kambole has barely contributed in any respect.
When requested by the media this week concerning the membership’s current choice to half methods with midfield playmaker Siphelele Ntshangase, Hunt revealed he has greater issues in different areas of the pitch, particularly up entrance.
“We’re talking extra concerning the strikers. That’s just about the place the most important concern is,” the four-time PSL title-winning coach stated.
Hunt was talking forward of the Glamour Boys’ Caf Champions League Group C conflict with Petro de Luanda on the Estadio 11 de Novembro on Tuesday night (6 pm kick off South African time)
“It is going to be very tough‚ particularly within the ahead line the place we haven’t had sufficient‚ definitely‚ with [Leonardo] Castro and [Khama] Billiat out,” he stated.
“Billiat’s been out half the season‚ Castro’s missed lots of video games as properly‚ after which clearly Nurkovic missed a lot of the first spherical too.
“So we haven’t actually had a lot to discover a approach [to achieve consistency]. Actually what they’d final season was rather more consistency within the workforce choice due to precisely what I’ve spoken about.
“You then’re looking for a approach that fits the gamers you’re taking part in with‚ and it hasn’t been simple – particularly within the entrance line.”
Hunt additionally revealed that Nurkovic just isn’t totally match, and with the Soweto derby on Sunday in opposition to Orlando Pirates forward, he has a troublesome name to make relating to his beginning line-up for the match within the Angolan capital.