Middendorp frustrated by Chiefs' form


Kaizer Chiefs' poor league start under Gavin Hunt has raised concern for supporters, with Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp now commenting on the team he left behind.

Amakhosi are sitting in an unfamiliar position on the log just one point above the relegation zone in 14th place after losing 2-0 to the Team of Choice on Saturday.

Now Middendorp, who kept Chiefs on top of the table for 28 matches last season, says he is frustrated to seem his former team in that position.

"I know the Chiefs players, we had a fantastic time over two years ending up with the qualification for the CAF Champions League and thank God they qualified for the group stage," he said after inflicting their latest defeat.

"From my side, compliments to the team, to each and every body who was involved. There is nothing to do. I am a little bit frustrated to see them at this moment running a certain journey."

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The German tactician refused to over celebrate their victory against his former employers and believes Hunt will turn things around.

"But I know they will turn it around and come in the right direction and take confidence out of the qualification in the group [in the Champions League]," he added.

"There is nothing sweet about it. If you are a serious and honest coach, you don’t talk this nonsense 'sweet and fantastic' [to beat your former club]."

Maritzburg's win over Chiefs was much-needed tonic for the KwaZulu-Natal side, who are now a point ahead of Chiefs in 12th place.


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