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Middendorp 'Very Happy' With Return Of Chiefs Star

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp was happy that a number of fringe players got some game time against Mamelodi Sundowns and was particularly with one player's return.

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Chiefs claimed their maiden Shell Helix Ultra Cup crown after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.

Middendorp started with a strong line-up for the first half, but made a few alterations in the second half which included the return of Kgotso Moleko.

"I think a deserved win if we go to 90 minutes, we had definitely a clinical approach in the first half, good connection in terms of passing. I was sure we were going to have the second half in a different way," Middendorp told SABC after the match.
"To manage, there's no need for us to really go so far back, we lost a little bit our connection in terms of passing. We should have taken one or two counters where we had one-on-one situation," he continued.
"But good, we don't want to be too critical, we have seen some players not being used in the past, Leonardo [Castro] is excellent in his finishing, I'm very happy to have Kgotso Moleko in, [and] some other guys Kabelo [Mahlasela] and Siphelele [Ntshangase], Philani [Zulu] played. I think considering all these players being involved in the game, in the end we can be very proud."


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