Kaizer Chiefs coach Hunt warns his players: Every day is a trial
Posted On March 19, 2021
Amakhosi’s two-window transfer ban came following the irregular acquisition of Malagasy midfielder Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana
Brains Confidence Kaizer Chiefs has some big decisions to make in the coming months as they reflect on which players they will keep for next season.
In what is the first season in charge of coach Gavin Hunt, Amakhosi has underperformed.
Hunt’s task has been made more difficult by the club’s transfer ban (which runs until the end of the season), and it’s likely to be a very different Chiefs side lining up for the game. opening of the 2021/22 campaign.
Time is running out for Chiefs players who have yet to prove themselves. And if a positive performance in Sunday’s Soweto derby against the Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium could help, Hunt stressed the importance of performing at peak levels day in and day out.
“If you are a professional player, you play in the showcase,” he told the media.
“You have to play and train every day like someone is watching you. If you do that the football gods will take care of you. That’s how I work, every day is a test.”
“You have to be better than the day before and things will work out,” added the four-time title-winning coach.
Another reason Amakhosi is playing well on Sunday is to avoid upsetting his fans by suffering what would be a fourth Soweto derby loss this season if they lose, having already been beaten 5-0 in two half sets. – MTN8 finals as a victim of a 2-1 defeat in the league.
Hunt admits it’s been hard to swallow – the Chiefs’ disappointing season and derby setbacks.
“We are all disappointed – the football club‚ the players and the staff, “he said.
“Everyone is disappointed‚ we obviously also want to be better. But we have to be realistic about these things.
“And if someone is more disappointed than me, then I find it hard to believe. I don’t think I’ve lost to Pirates three times in my life.
“We have to look ahead and we have to correct these mistakes and do better,” he concluded.
Sunday’s game in Soweto is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m.