'All Chiefs did was play for set-pieces'


Black Leopards coach Cavin Johnson believes they should have come out of Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday with all three points against Kaizer Chiefs.

Although in most instances Lidoda Duvha put 11 men behind the ball, Johnson believes his charges had the better game compared to the Absa Premiership log leaders.

"Ja it turns the corner for Black Leopards but at the same time maybe we could have stole the game, I don't know, because I thought we played a lot better," he said after the match.

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"We could have stolen it in the last 20 minutes. We had two or three very, very good chances in the first half as well but for us it's about turning the corner.

"You know we've been playing good football the last three games. I thought we played good football against Highlands Park, against Chippa [United] and against Bloemfontein Celtic. But we conceded goals in the first five minutes of all the games.

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"So ja [against Chiefs] we went 10 minutes extra before conceding but not what we expected because Kaizer Chiefs have been very strong on their set-pieces throughout the season and we dealt with that very, very well as a team that's struggling.

"And that's all they did for us, just throw the ball in the front, trying to get a set-piece, organise their big guys to sort of head the ball into the net.

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"They got it right in the first half because one player didn't do the right thing. We are happy just to receive one point, and hopefully this is a turnaround for Black Leopards.

"It's going to go very far [the point] because now people can actually see what Black Leopards is about. People who come here, they know you are going to run and play football. And that's even worse.

"We want to make that type of thing happen every time someone comes to Thohoyandou."

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