Kaizer Chiefs coach, Arthur Zwane, says his players thought the match against Maritzburg United was going to be easy after scoring two early goals.
Kaizer Chiefs beat Maritzburg United 3-2 at the Harry Gwala with two early goals from Keagan Dolly and Christian Saile as well as a late penalty from Yusuf Maart.
Rafique de Goede and Amadou Sakoumana scored for the home side.
“After scoring the second goal we thought the game was going to be easy,” Zwane told Supersport TV after the match.
“I remember telling the players that Maritzburg United are going to put up a great fight because they are in a position where they want to survive [relegation].
“We knew that at some point that we will either manage the game or get the third goal. After seven minutes, from a dead ball situation, I was telling the players that they [Maritzburg] have good set piece takers that can put good deliveries.
“Like I said, they were going to fight for everything. They want to fight tooth and nail and grind results; it was never going to be about a football that is pleasing to the eye. It was about getting points from their side. We thought the game was going to be easy, we allowed them to gain control and put us under pressure.”
The win is Kaizer Chiefs’ third on the trot and Amakhosi will host Stellenbosch on April 1 after the international break. Despite the win, Zwane believes that there is still a lot of work that his team need to do.
“We still have a lot of work to do, you can’t lead 2-0 and concede two goals and then try to score again. At some point you will make mistakes that will be costly. Look at the goals that we conceded today, we could have done better. We will keep on working and never stop working and helping players improve their game.”