Zwane: Champions League chances are getting smaller

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Arthur Zwane, has admitted that his side’s chances of playing in the Caf Champions League next season are getting smaller.

Sammy Seabi scored his first goals of the season and helped Sekhukhune United beat Chiefs 1-0 in the DStv Premiership match played at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

“I thought we started off well, it looked like we were going to get the goal before they scored,” Zwane told Supersport TV after the match. “But against the run of play, we conceded. We gave them the room but I still believed that we were going to equalise, but I don’t think we were sharp enough in the final third.

“Our box entries today, were not better than in the previous games. It was one of those games where we were going to chase the game. I think they defended very well, they did not give us the space behind and in the middle, to operate the pockets. Congrats to them.”

Fourth-placed Chiefs now trail second-placed Supersport United by five points and Zwane says chances of playing in the Caf Champions League next season are getting slimmer.

“We had to take a gamble and throw in more forwards and put [Sekhukhune United] under pressure. It nearly worked because they were just pumping the ball and then play from the second balls,” said Zwane.

“The only thing we were supposed to do was to get the ball into the right areas where we could hurt them. But at the back we kept the ball for too long looking for some options when there were players who were free.

“It was a case of decision making and we have to improve on that – we could have done better in creating chances and converting them.

“And now our chances of finishing second are getting smaller, we only have ourselves to blame. We had our opportunities today to get closer [to the top three], we just have to take it one game at and keep working harder.”
By Zola Doda

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