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Ntseki points out areas Chiefs need to improve

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki has raised some concerns regarding the performances of his team against Chippa United in a DStv Premiership clash on Sunday.

Amakhosi were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by the Chilli Boys in front of their supporters, who came out in numbers at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

It was the first official match in charge for Ntseki since taking over from Arthur Zwane. With the PSL giants having made some notable signings, Ntseki was expected to hit the ground running.


“If I was to say I am happy with our last-third entries, [I would be lying] I am not,” he said. “The last-third entries are very important if you want to win games. If you can’t win games from combinations and penetration, you have to make use of the set-plays.

“I am not happy because we needed to create and bury more of those chances. I think having Ranga [Chivaviro] play for the first time since he joined, of which he was not 100 per cent coming from a medical situation,” explained Ntseki.

Molefi Ntseki raises concerns about his Kaizer Chiefs side
Kaizer Chiefs squad


“We can only build on this in terms of the understanding of the front three. The movements, how we move opponents and create those spaces to score. So I think it calls for us to go back and work on our last-third entries so that we can score more goals and create more chances.”

Players such as Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Given Msimango, Edson Castillo, Ranga Chivaviro, Mduduzi Msantsane and Tebogo Pontsane made their debuts on Sunday.

Chiefs’ next encounter will be against rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, 9 August.

The defending champions began their title defence with a win against Sekhukhune United on Friday evening. Masandawana also collected maximum points in both their matches against Chiefs last season.

The league match will take place at Lucas Moripe Stadium at 19:30.

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