Absa Premiership

Middendorp: It feels good to see Chiefs fans happy

Kaizer Chiefs (Gallo Images)
Kaizer Chiefs (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Ernst Middendorp says that while he is taking it one game at a time it feels good to see AmaKhosi fans happy after a 1-0 win over SuperSport United on Wednesday.

George Maluleka scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute with an effort from outside the box in an entertaining end-to-end Absa Premiership clash.

"We played well and had opportunities to score more goals," Middendorp said. "I am well aware of the demands of the supporters but I have one task in mind and that is to bring success to Kaizer Chiefs.

"I am putting in all my energy to get the job done. It feels good to see the supporters happy."

"Football is no longer a one-man show, there’s so much responsibility," he added. "A lot is also about leadership and the way the team is organised.

"I prefer not to change the starting line-up that much. For example, Kgotso Moleko is a good player - however, he’s not registered for CAF, which means that he won’t be available for our next two games and that’s a pity.

"I don’t know at this stage how we will cover the right-back position in CAF with Ramahlwe Mphahlele out injured. But from the footage I saw, Daniel Cardoso came on after 'Rama' got injured and did well, so that’s an option.

"The progress will be steady and will not go smooth at all times. For now, it's one game at the time."

Chiefs' next match is a CAF Confederation Cup encounter against Elgeco Plus of Madagascar at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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