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Ntseki defends Petersen once again but…

Molefi Ntseki has once again defended goalkeeper Brandon Petersen after a costly mistake but the Kaizer Chiefs mentor has one area that has left him fretting and dejected.

Petersen’s howler handed Mamelodi Sundowns a win in the MTN8 second-leg semifinal clash on Saturday afternoon. 

Chiefs suffered a 2-1 defeat at the expense of Masandawana at Lucas Moripe Stadium. The victory saw Bafana Ba Style advance to the tournament’s final with a 3-2 win on aggregate. 

A brace from Namibian international Peter Shalulile was good enough to earn the Brazilians a spot in the MTN8 final. 

Meanwhile, Ashley Du Preez scored the only goal for the Soweto giants from a spot kick. 

This is not the first time Petersen has made a costly mistake when Chiefs played against Rulani Mokwena’s side. He did the very same thing when the Glamour Boys suffered a 2-1 defeat in a DStv Premiership match last month.

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki addressing members of the media
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki addressing members of the media


The Chiefs mentor has since come forward to back his goalminder following his dreadful display that cost the club a spot in the MTN8 final. However, Ntseki stated that Petersen should have done better to prevent the goal.

“I think we have had moments like this before. I normally say we look at the last mistake, in this case, when we talk of Brandon that mistake started somewhere,” said Ntseki.

“The mistake can always be technical or tactical, and a mistake can also be mental because if you look at the situation when we started it was more of a tactical ploy.

“But we knew they would put us under pressure and I think in addressing that situation he could have done better.” 

He went on to say the mistake goes to all of them as it was something they had planned and unfortunately, it did not work according to the plan. 

“However, he’s fully aware that it was our tactical ploy that didn’t work on the day. And if it was a tactical ploy it’s not his mistake. It’s a mistake that we made all of us and we own up,” he added. 

“But the most important thing with Brandon, I think he’s a leader and a very strong person. And I think even with us, we are not looking at it to say it was your mistake.”

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