Benni: Chiefs are still giants


AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy believes Kaizer Chiefs are still South African giants after managing to collect three points against his team on Wednesday.

Usuthu went to the encounter as favourites with Amakhosi not having their best start to the campaign but the return of Samir Nurkovic made a huge impact.

Nurkovic's solitary goal led Amakhosi to their second victory of the season against an exciting and motivated Usuthu side.

McCarthy expressed his disappointment at the result as he believes his side created several chances they could not convert, and said regardless of the standard of Amakhosi right now, they proved their worth on the day by punishing them.

"I'm very disappointed today because I think it was a tremendous opportunity for us to have walked away with three points because Kaizer Chiefs wasn't in a good way," McCarthy said after the game.

"But they are giants. When you play giants, whether they are in top form or not in top form, you play the way we did and create chances like we did, we have to be clinical.

"Because teams like Chiefs need one chance to punish you, and that's exactly what happened. But I'm happy with the players' performance."

Check out some pictures from Chiefs' 1-0 win over AmaZulu

Despite the loss, the coach saw many positives from the players and is proud of how they fought for an equaliser, and is now hoping they will take that performance to their next encounter against Maritzburg United.

"There are so many positives the way we played, we pushed for equaliser but it wasn't meant to be. I'm disappointed with the result but proud of the boys," he concluded.


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