Chippa United head coach has shared his view by exposing Kaizer Chiefs FC after their goalless draw yesterday.
Chippa United head coach Morgan Mammila believes his side dominated Kaizer Chiefs in their opening DStv Premiership match.
“Ja, pound for pound you could see, first 45 minutes not even one shot on target (for) Kaizer Chiefs, (we) dominated first half, created clearer chances. To be honest we should have won this match,” Mammila told SuperSport after the match.
“I only saw Kaizer Chiefs the last ten minutes. The whole 80 minutes it was all Chippa United creating chances left and right.
“I’ll take this performance with both hands, credit to the boys, credit to the technical team and actually even to the board and actually to the Chairman of the team. If this team is going to play like this, I’m telling you one will get a hiding one day.”
Apart from that, Kaizer Chiefs FC head coach Molefi Ntseki has also shared his views about their first league game.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki says his charges need to improve tactically following their goalless draw against Chippa United.
“It’s unfortunate we didn’t score but I think if you look at the different moments of the game, being the first game we did well, except for giving the ball away cheaply, which almost hurt us,” Ntseki told SuperSport TV.
“But I think without conceding the goal, the boys did very well, they applied themselves, we can’t fault the effort they had to put but tactically speaking we can do better.
“I think we spoke about it at halftime that it’s important to take shots at goals because we can’t break a deep block with those short passes, what is important is how do we add numbers. What type of crosses do you put in and I think it’s something we’ll be working on,” he said.
In other news, Itumeleng Khune says he felt special when he was called to the office of Kaizer Chiefs chairman, Kaizer Motaung to be given a new contract.
The veteran keeper was handed a one-year extension in July. Khune says Motaung thanked him for his loyalty to Chiefs for the past 19 years.
This 36-year-old goalkeeper celebrates his 20th year playing for Chiefs in the 2023/24 season.
There are countless memories he has in these years at Chiefs, but the most recent call to the club boss’ office is the one that makes him happy right now.
“He told me how important I am in the team and the club as a whole. He also thanked me for the good work I have done for this club in the years I have been there.
“He then asked me to continue to monitor and mentor the young players in the club,” explained Khune.
‘Chiefs will come right’
Khune was speaking to the media in Durban where Chiefs will open their DStv Premiership campaign against Chippa United at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Khune says he is still happy to be part of Chiefs, which he says is a united family.
“I am very happy to be in this Kaizer Chiefs family all these years because I have learned a lot,” he said.
“I have also achieved a lot as a player and a person doing what I started loving since I was a young boy.”
Commenting on the new players and the coach, Khune says they will come right because they know what needs to be done.
“We know our weaknesses, where we need to strengthen – everyone from the players to the coaches knows what needs to be done.”
Khune also revealed that he has no regrets about not leaving Chiefs. He also commented on his failure to live his dream of playing abroad.
“I have no complaints about not being able to play overseas because I know it was my height that hindered the move there,” he explained.
“Clubs that side said they preferred tall goalkeepers. I think that even though I have been here at Chiefs for 20 years, I have been able to use the opportunity to achieve what I have achieved.
“I don’t regret that I played in one team all my life. I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me.
“It is not everyone who gets to 20 years of doing what you love – which is playing football in my case.”