Hunt's frank Chiefs half-year report

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has offered a frank assessment of the team's progress since his arrival at the club as they prepare for this weekend's Soweto Derby.

Chiefs are set to face Pirates to mark the half-way point of the DStv Premiership campaign at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon (15h30).

Having arrived as Ernst Middendorp's successor at the start of the season, Hunt has endured one of the worst starts to a league campaign in the club's history.

However, after collecting 11 points from from their last five games, the four-time league winner has been pleased with the progress as he revealed where they still need to strive for improvement. 

"Ja, there's been some highs and there's been some... I think there's been a few more lows than highs, obviously results-wise," Hunt said after Tuesday's draw with Baroka.

"But we've made some unbelievable mistakes in the first round – individual mistakes, which I haven't seen in my time, and I've seen [many].

"So, we need to eradicate those mistakes, but you know we qualified for the [CAF Champions League] group stage, which is [a good achievement].

"We did very well in the qualifying games and sometimes that takes a lot off the league, but I mean the league has been poor. We certainly need to be above 25 points, which we haven't got yet.

"So, there's no doubt the signs are better in my eyes but we need game toughness - we don't have that. We need more game toughness and that I can only push and pull and do whatever as best we can, and you know that takes a bit of time."

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