Hunt expects tough return leg at Simba despite Chiefs' meaty CAF Champions League victory

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Gavin Hunt (Courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs official Twitter account)
Gavin Hunt (Courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs official Twitter account)
  • Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt said Simba SC would be a different team to deal with in Tanzania next weekend.
  • Chiefs won 4-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
  • Hunt said Chiefs' style didn't differ from the group game where they lost 4-0 to Wydad Casablanca.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt expects Simba SC to be a different prospect when the sides meet in the return leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final date next weekend.

In beating the Tanzanian side 4-0 on Saturday at the FNB Stadium, Chiefs have given themselves the best possible advantage.

It's also bolstered by the fact that they didn't concede, meaning that Simba need to score four goals without reply just to take the game to extra time.

To win the tie, they'll need five goals without reply, and the fact that Chiefs denied them an away goal delighted Hunt.

"If it was 4-1, they could have got a sniff, so if we can score one there, it will be wonderful," Hunt said.

"It'll be easier said than done. They'll raise their game because they're a big club, so they'll come with a different mentality. It'll be a totally different game."

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Hunt said it was about time they played in a game where they were the beneficiaries of the goal-scoring opportunities they created.

Chiefs' first two goals were half-chances, but their third and fourth goals were excellently taken.

"We've had umpteen chances, and we should have beaten Swallows by the same margin on Wednesday," Hunt said.

"They hit one chance and it goes in. We've created a number of chances in the PSL, and we have been hurt by huge errors this season."

That Chiefs scored four goals in one game is a remarkable turnaround from the group stages where they were pummelled by the same margin by Wydad Casablanca in Ouagadougou.

Hunt said the difference in those games was how they took their opportunities as they didn't play all that badly.

"There isn't much difference in the 4-0s in terms of the performance. In the Wydad game, they scored from two crosses and had two huge errors for the other two goals," Hunt said.

"It was never a 4-0 game, but we came back and beat them 1-0. That shows the difference, and there wasn't much difference in the performances. It's fine margins, I guess."

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