'Chiefs' experience was too much'

Eric Mathoho's first-half header helped AmaKhosi claim a slim win to advance to the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

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Makhubedu claims that the match was always going to be won on a set-piece and whoever scored first was going to close the match out.

“I’m very disappointed. We wanted to kill it off in the first half we missed chances. I think [we lacked] experience here and there. But as I’ve said before, the Chiefs defence is stubborn. They don’t open up. They’ve got three experienced guys at the back,” Makhubedu coach told SuperSport TV.

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“They [Chiefs] played well our boys just messed it up. We had the same game plan, we wanted to absorb the pressure for the first 10 to 20 minutes they did the same. We saw that and went to them. We missed chances. We tried to outpace them but they stayed there.

“They are a good team. I think today the experience of Kaizer Chiefs was too much for us. Good luck to them, they needed this, they’ve been doing well. Because of experience they scored one and closed down.

“Games like these are won on set-pieces, one set piece goes in and then you close down the game. We will do better next time.”