David Zulu mindless over early substitution against Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 6 December 2016 Time: 13:11
Chippa United striker David Zulu says he cannot answer as to why he was substituted early on in their win over Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
Zulu, on loan from Chiefs, says he has no idea why he was substituted in the first half of their 3-1 victory over his parent club at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Saturday.
It was the second time that coach Dan Malesela pulled out the striker before half-time this season, after he was hauled off in the 37th minute against SuperSport back in September.
"Only the coach can answer that question. I think maybe it had to do with the tactical changes or plans because, no, I didn't get injured." Zulu tells KickOff.com.
"At the end of the day, I understand it's not all about me but about the team. While no player wants to be substituted, no matter at what stage of the match, it's more about teamwork. As long as the team wins, we are all happy."
The 30-year-old's return to the Chilli Boys has brought little joy as he accounts for just one goal in four starts since the beginning of the campaign.
Overall, the Port Elizabeth-based outfit have endured a difficult period since their maiden MTN8 semifinal, in which they lost 1-0 over two legs to Mamelodi Sundowns.
The win over Amakhosi was their first in nine games in all competitions, which Zulu says was their biggest motivation to pull one over Steve Komphela's side.
"Saturday's match was fine. We had to play well after going eight games without a win. We wanted the win more than [Chiefs]," he added.
Chippa currently occupy 10th spot on the Absa Premiership table, with 13 points from 11 games, and will travel to Limpopo to face high-flying Polokwane City next Wednesday.