Hunt explains Manyama 'teabag' sub

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has touched on some of his selections that may have raised eyebrows against AmaZulu while also defending Lebogang Manyama's 'teabag'.

Chiefs' defeat to AmaZulu on Wednesday saw Itumeleng Khune return to the starting line-up after a two-month absence, only to cost the team with yet another blunder, while Happy Mashiane lasted just 15 minutes before limping off the park with a thigh injury.

The two decisions ultimately affected the outcome of the game, with doubts as why Khune made a surprise return after spending so long in the stands and whether Mashiane knowingly started with an injury.

Hunt later addressed the concerns before also explaining the embarrassing in-and-out substitution of Lebogang Manyama, which TV pundit Farouk Khan humorously described as 'tea-bagging'.

"No, it's obviously been happening to us pretty much all season – guys breaking down in the first 10-15 minutes, and it's crazy but I mean it's just one of those things," explained Hunt in his virtual post-match press conference.

"With the goalkeeping [decision to bring Khune in], it's been a problem so I thought it's possibly the right time to bring him back and try.

"On the other one, he [Manyama] certainly wasn't getting enough out of that position so we made the change, and then Mshini did very well – he made the pass that got us a goal, which proved was right [Ed's note: Castro replaced Manyama and scored the penalty].

"Ja, it just happens in the course of the game."

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