'We looked like a proper football team'


Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt was delighted with his side's response against Chippa United after the big defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Soweto giants claimed their first win of the DStv Premiership season thanks to Gregory Damons' own goal in the second half.

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Hunt claims the win over the Chilli Boys was the first time his side looked like a 'proper football team'.

"Tonight, for the first time I think we looked like a proper football team," The Amakhosi mento told SuperSport TV.

"I thought Njabulo Blom in midfield was outstanding. And that's the difference. We got a little bit of legs in there. Ngcobo for me I think he's a great little player.

"But the whole team for me, I think defensively looked good. Siya came in, did better, Zulu I worked with him one-two days at left back, we had to what we had to do. He was fantastic."

When asked about he encouraged his players to keep the ball off the ground, he added, "There was a lot of space down the sides," he added.

"Their full-backs were really aggressive on our players. Obviously there were big spaces down the sides. So once we get the centre-backs turned, it gives us a chance. The pitch was very greasy so you had to be careful.

"We looked like a proper team tonight but let's see if we can do it next week and the week after.

"We created so many opportunities tonight. Let's be honest, we hit the post a few times. That second half, there must have been a patch of five minutes where the keeper made four or five saves.

"You think it's going to be one of those games where they get half a chance. But to be fair we looked really solid and much better out of possession. And I've always said to be a good team, you've got to be the best team without the ball."