Hunt: A Chiefs comeback is possible

Hunt: A Chiefs comeback is possible
Gavin Hunt, coach of Kaizer Chiefs

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Nov 08, 2020. 11:00

Kaizer Chiefs manager Gavin Hunt says his side is capable of overturning a three-goal deficit against Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semifinal.

The Soweto rivals will meet at the FNB Stadium this afternoon for the return leg of their tie, with Pirates holding a 3-0 lead after a convincing win last weekend.

The Amakhosi have struggled to find goals so far this season, but Hunt is optimistic that a spree of scoring is not far off for his team.

“If you look at even Pirates, how they were struggling to score and all of a sudden they got three [goals] against us, so these things can turn very, very quickly,” said Hunt, as quoted by The South African.

“The most important thing is, as long as we’re creating opportunities, but we certainly need to be taking them, there’s no two ways about it.

“In the last couple of games that I’ve seen, there were some great opportunities and we’ve got to be doing better in front of goal, wherever the ball lands.”

Hunt also lamented the fact that Chiefs will be without last season’s leading goal scorer, Samir Nurkovic, due to injury.

“But obviously, any team, anywhere in the world, is going to miss the man that scored the most goals for them last season. So, we can’t [dwell on it], we have to get on with it.

“But we certainly need to spread the load a little and try and get a few more goals from other areas.”

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