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Middendorp On ‘Basics’, Defines Amakhosi Style

All four of Kaizer Chiefs’ goals in their previous two matches have come from headers, but coach Ernst Middendorp has argued that is not the only way the Glamour Boys can hit the back of the net. 

Prior to their trip to Black Leopards at the weekend, Amakhosi had thrashed Cape Town City 3-0 in an Absa Premiership home fixture where Leonardo Castro, Eric Mathoho and Samir Nurkovic had scored using their height and heads as an advantage. 

Read: Revealed - The Biggest Fear About Chiefs 

Nurkovic was among the goals against on Saturday afternoon in their 1-1 draw at Lidoda Duvha, and the coach was asked whether his side had more in their locker than just scoring through headed goals. 

“No, we score a lot of other goals and for that you need a little bit of what is suitable for passing. You have seen a lot of passing, but it doesn’t always go the way you would like to. But we accept it,” Middendorp responded. 

Chiefs were also missing key man George Maluleka, who is usually the conductor in the middle of the park, through suspension. 

“We all know the way and how we try to play, going through the midfield – but it is a bit difficult here, let me be honest. It doesn’t fit into our basics in a way because we are not used to it (playing on the Thohoyandou pitch). But there is a disappointment inside because we wanted all three points. We have a good goal difference of 23 and that is the result of the months we have been together now,” the coach explained.  

Read: Middendorp On Confrontation With Match Official 

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