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Middendorp Chooses His Own MOTM, Snubs Nurkovic

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp felt another AmaKhosi star should have been Man of the Match, not Samir Nurkovic.

Read: Chiefs Open 10-Point Lead Over Downs With Classy Win

Chiefs restored their 10-point lead over second-place Mamelodi Sundowns with a 4-0 thrashing of Stellenbosch at the Cape Town Stadium.

Middendorp felt defender Siyabonga Ngezana, who opened the scoring, was worthy of the Man of the Match accolade on Wednesday evening.

"We had a good management of one against one situations. Ja, let's be honest, we were terrible in our last game, sometimes it's about basics, that was the element in the forward movement, one against one, out of the midfield area, penetrating the space," Middnedorp told SuperSport after the match.

"Good to have good aggressive winning mentality, not allowing the opponent to turn around and the second is better in the spacing not allowing the opponent to intercept balls and then the transition comes in our direction.

"Sometimes it's irritating when you see it in the game because we talk about this stuff since the beginning of the pre-season but we're dealing with human beings, everybody inside the club must understand that sometimes a game is not like how we want to have it but I think so far today I'm very pleased with the performance.

"It's a little bit irritating, I've said several times with Khama, in terms of always we have no control nearly two to three weeks if he travels [with the national team], we don't really know what's happening. He comes back always having some issues and we have to take him out, I hope we can correct it, our next game is on the seventh of December.

"I don't know Samir [Nurkovic] deserved to be Man of the Match? I didn't really know how Siyabonga Ngezana is coming to the game, being only two days with us but I think it was the [best] performance I've seen him in my now 12 months [at the club], excellent."

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