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Gavin Hunt 'can turn nothing into something', says Daine Klate

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Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)
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Former Orlando Pirates winger Daine Klate believes Gavin Hunt is the best coach to help Kaizer Chiefs turn their fortunes around.

Klate won the PSL four times with Gavin Hunt as coach, three times with SuperSport United and once with Bidvest Wits, and he is convinced the current Amakhosi boss can solve the Soweto giants' problems.

"Chiefs are fortunate to have Gavin Hunt in this situation," Klate told the Mail & Guardian.

"If there's any coach who can handle the situation Chiefs find themselves in in terms of not signing any players, I think Hunt is the right man for the job. He can turn nothing into something."

Asked about Chiefs' 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their MTN8 semi final against Pirates, Klate added: "I think it's the application. You know you look at the goals Pirates scored, a lack of communication at the back from the Chiefs defenders.

"Obviously, the quality that Pirates have in attack, they use chances. Chiefs have the quality as well, but it was uncharacteristic for (Leonardo) Castro to miss the way that he did.

"That was probably the difference."

Meanwhile, Amakhosi will hope to turn around a first leg 3-0 deficit on Sunday against the Buccaneers at the FNB Stadium in the MTN8 semi final second leg.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

- TEAMtalk media

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