Otladisa makes Chiefs claim after MOTM


Marumo Gallants winger Katlego Otladisa feels they outplayed Kaizer Chiefs during their 0-0 draw in the DStv Premiership on Sunday.

Otaldisa provided South African football fans with a timely reminder of his undeniable ability in a Man of the Match display against the out of form Amakhosi at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as he terrorised their back-four with his direct running.

Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi kept the home side at bay with four saves, including one from point-blank range against the former Mamelodi Sundowns talent.

And the 25-year-old, who's aiming to reignite his career after several injury-hit seasons suggests they were lacking a bit of luck as they failed to secure their first-ever win in the South African top-flight.

"We stuck to the coaches plan, we knew that they were under pressure as we were as well," he said after the game.

"Honestly as form counts, we played better football than them, and I'm sure we kept more possession than them. The game plan was to get them on the break but we couldn't convert our chances.

"So it's tough luck, it happened the last game also, so we need luck now more than anything."

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Otladisa added that they targeted Stuart Baxter's defence with their pace as head coach Sebastian Migne highlighted their weaknesses during the build-up to the fixture.

"We knew all of the defence was slow, so the coach told us we can play behind them most of the time and put them on the backfoot. We tried to do that most of the time but it wasn't our day. Hopefully next game we get [more] luck.

"The coach told me people are going to kick me because I'm a tricky player and I like going at defenders, so all I must do is stay disciplined and respect the opponents as much as I can, stand my ground and focus on the goal."

Gallants will travel to Kwa-Zulu Natal to face Golden Arrows on Sunday as their final clash before the FIFA international break.

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