Hunt paints positive Chiefs image

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt painted a positive picture from their CAF Champions League opening draw against Horoya at FNB Stadium.

Chiefs finally opened their Champions League group stage account on Tuesday evening, when they welcomed Group C rivals Horoya to FNB Stadium.

Having seen his side play to a 0-0 stalemate on home soil, Hunt refused to fault his charges and felt the point secured was a good result to open their account.

"I think we did enough to win the game but it didn't happen. That's football - if you understand football, it's one of those things," reacted Hunt after the match.

"We kept trying to get in there but [it didn't bear fruit]. It's a good, positive result to take forward but obviously disappointment not to win the game at home, as we should have."

Samir Nurkovic twice found the back of the net early in the second half but the 56-year-old felt the official got it wrong on one of those occasions, while further highlighting some positives.

"[In the second half] we changed the inside midfield players a little bit and tried to get them into better, wider areas, that's all we tried to do and it was right," he added.

"Once we got them into better wide areas, you get better service, which happened and we scored two goals – possibly the one was off-side but I don't think the other one was.

"So, it worked but you can stand and talk all day... It was a good effort from the players – that's the most important thing; the intensity was better; the attitude was good from the weekend as well. 

"So, these things happen in football, we've got to grind and go through it, and that's pretty much [it]. There's not really much [else to say]. The most important thing was the good attitude."


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