Hunt: Penalties go against Chiefs now

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has suggested that after getting lucky penalties last season, the club are now on the receiving end from referees.

Chiefs battled to a 2-2 draw away to Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday as they finally registered their first goals of the DStv Premiership campaign.

The result saw Amakhosi claim their fifth point from four games but it was not enough to appease Hunt, who bemoaned the penalty decision that went against them from referee Olani Kwinda.

The four-time league winner, who succeeded Ernst Middendorp prior to the start of the season, believes luck has turned after it was the Soweto outfit that benefited from similar decisions last season.

"We can't be defending [the way we did tonight], and I don't think it was a penalty. I think it was a real poor decision," lamented Hunt after the match.

Scroll through the gallery above for images from Saturday's encounter in Durban

"But maybe they got all the penalties last year so it gets given against you now. It's disappointing that we came away with a draw, I'm really disappointed with a 2-2 draw.

"I thought we had the game in control, we had so many opportunities and you can see why we haven't scored in seven games. The chances we missed, really... One-on-one with the goalkeeper.

"In the first-half, it could have been three or four more there. In the second half as well, we played some good stuff. Our defending has also been a problem.

"But I mean, from where we had been and where we are, I'm disappointed but it's a good sign that we're disappointed because we expected more, that's for sure."

comments