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Chiefs Boss: ‘The Pitch Restricted Us…’

The pitch at Thohoyandou Stadium didn’t help Kaizer Chiefs according to their head coach, meaning that had to find other ways of getting past Black Leopards in Limpopo.

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Chiefs drew 1-1 with Leopards over the weekend as they saw their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership table cut to seven points, with Samir Nurkovic’s opener being cancelled out by a Mogakolodi Ngele free-kick. 

Ernst Middendorp says that the Glamour Boys did their homework ahead of the tie against Lidoda Duvha, but admits that the side ‘could have done better’ in one particular incident – the one that led to the goal.

Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, the German said, “We had to prepare well for this trip… We knew the travel and heat conditions were going to be a factor. The pitch also restricted us in terms of our plans.

“Credit to Leopards, they closed us down very well. Because the pitch was not great, we had to use alternative means of breaking them down, we used a set piece to score. I thought we could have done better with closing them down before they won the free-kick that resulted in their goal.”

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Chiefs will now be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when they go up against Middendorp’s former club, Golden Arrows, who have their old head coach, Steve Komphela, at the helm. 

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