'It's the disappointment of the night'


Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp was disappointed the supporters following the win over Baroka FC on Saturday evening.

The AmaKhosi registered a second successive Absa Premiership victory, with Lebogang Manyama netting the game's only goal at the FNB Stadium.

Despite ending up on the winning side, Middendorp was not pleased with the supporters' booing when Kearyn Baccus was taken off for Happy Mashiane.

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“You know, I understand the supporters. They are always right. For me personally, I think it’s a little bit of a disappointment. I took Kearyn Baccus out because at halftime he was already doubting if he can continue,” Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

“Then I watched him and took responsibility and then the entire 20 000 are booing. I don’t know what to say. It’s the disappointment of the night for me but I’m happy for the brand Kaizer Chiefs and the team that they won this three points.

Furthermore, Middendorp credits the result down to hard-work while admitting the second-half approach was more result driven.

“It is definitely a hard-working result. A game we’re used to playing. But we suffered definitely after the Tuesday game, we had three days left (to prepare).

“The injury that we had I was aware about it that some of the players got knocks coming into the game. On the other side, with a bit of a change in the second half we were aware about it to play a result driven 45 minutes,” Middendorp concluded.