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Hunt Selects Chiefs' Man Of The Match, Snubs Nurkovic

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt felt Anthony Akumu was their best player in the 3-0 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

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Goals from Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Lebogang Manyama and Happy Mashiane guided Chiefs to their third straight victory in the DStv Premiership.

Hunt hailed the impact of Mshiane in the second half, after the winger bagged a goal and an assist after replacing Ngcobo in the second half.

"Bit of a leggy performance. A little bit lethargic at times. It's understandable for the programme that we've had. So ja, the most important thing is trying to get three points," Hunt told SuperSport.

"Trying to get ourselves up the league. But certainly a real slackness sometimes. That's something I need to work on. All in all, we're happy with the week that we've had.

"We've been forced to make changes with Zuma. There's too much of giving up. We need to change the mentality. It's going to take time but we need to change the mentality. The players are too easy sometimes. But I knew we needed to play with more width. And once I brought Happy in, he would give us nice width. He's got huge ability and a good future ahead of him.

"Sometimes we're trying to score with every pass. We're trying to go forward at every moment. We need to get a little bit of balance first. But those things take time. It doesn't happen overnight.

Samir Nurkovic was officialy named Man of the Match, but Hunt felt Akumu was the standout performer on the day.

"I've also got to adapt to them. But we've got a good bunch. The mentality is getting better. The mentality was fantastic last year and we need to try and get that back.

"I think collectively defensively we weren't as good as we could have been. I thought Akumu again was fantastic. Certainly for me he was our best player today. I don't want to play Daniel in that position (centre-back), I don't want to play him there. I think he's better suited to playing a little bit higher up the pitch."

Click through the gallery below for action from Chiefs’ victory over TTM 


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