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Hunt Singles Out Chiefs' Young Stars After Debut Win

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt was full of praise for the side's younger players and reveals he will continue to play them.

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The likes of Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Njabulo Blom and Happy Mashiane were all given minutes in the 2-1 win over Maritzburg United on Sunday.

Hunt was impressed with what he saw from his younger players, including Yagan Sasman who scored a brace.

"I thought the kids did well again. I thought the goal boy (Sasman) - he's a player for me. He can play. Blom came in, changed the game. He's another one, a youngster. Happy - came in on the left," the Chiefs coach told SuperSport after the game.

"These are the ones for the future. I've got a few more here. I'll keep blooding them and keep playing them.

"But we can't play them just for the sake of playing them. We've got to play them for the right reasons. It'll take hopefully not too much time."

While the first half did not go as planned for the Soweto giants, Hunt was full of praise for veteran forward Bernard Parker.

"I think first half we were still on the bus, we were all over the show. We were pulled apart. I'm trying to instil a couple of things, but it's difficult in a week and a half. And then I made the changes which it was inevitable to do. We changed the shape a bit," he added.

"I thought a guy like Bernard Parker, he was unbelievable today. He was fantastic, playing out of position. But you know, we showed a bit of grit. But I'm trying to instil the mentality in to the team. That's the most important thing.

"First half, certainly not good. No one generally plays well in their first game of the season. We were a little bit rusty here and there. But the things we are trying to implement will take time and hopefully this will give us some momentum going forward and we'll try next week again. We'll get a few players back."

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