Sundowns defeat forcing Gavin Hunt to make 'decisions' regarding Kaizer Chiefs players

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  • Kaizer Chiefs are currently serving a two-year FIFA transfer window ban.
  • Coach Gavin Hunt says his charges need to be brave following their defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns.
  • Amakhosi are back in action on Tuesday against Chippa United.

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has insisted that he "can't keep looking" at players as he continues to search for his best starting XI at the Soweto giants.

Amakhosi went down 3-0 to rivals Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend in their opening DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium.

Hunt, who joined Amakhosi in September after Bidvest Wits' sale to TTM, has not been able to sign any players in the current transfer window as Chiefs continue to serve their FIFA transfer ban.

The Glamour Boys have appealed to the world footballing body to overturn the ban but are still awaiting confirmation.

The current transfer window closes at the end of November.

"[The transfer ban] has been well documented, so I don't really want to go there," Hunt told reporters after the defeat to Sundowns.

"We all know what the situation is very difficult but it is what it is... we're going to have to do the best we can with what we got, be brave and come back again.

"Certainly, the one aspect I say is the mentality and the battle hardness is what we need. There is no excuse for that."

Hunt will now take his charges to the Eastern Cape on Tuesday as the Premiership continues with a clash against Chippa United on the cards.

"There is nothing much we can work on. Just trying to get them fresh up and obviously there is a bit of a travel day as well.

"So, there is not much we can work on. Obviously, I need to look at... there is one or two (players) we haven't looked at.

"We can't keep looking at players... we need to certainly make decisions around these players that we've got. We'll do a bit of a training session and then take it from there."

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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