With hardly any time to work on their shortcomings, Kaizer Chiefs are back in action on Tuesday night.
Their hosts, Chippa United, will start in good spirits after earning a draw in their opener against Cape Town City. The Chilli Boys finished that encounter with plenty of confidence and will look to heap further uncertainty into the camp of Amakhosi, who were brushed aside by Sundowns.
“There’s not much we can work on because there is a travel day as well. There is obviously one or two that we haven’t looked at, but we can’t keep having a look at players. We need to make a few more decisions on the players that we’ve got,” said Hunt.
The seasoned mentor continues to be weighed down by the transfer ban still in place at Naturena. So instead of trying to bring in fresh legs, he has to work on getting the best out of what is still a squad rich in talent.
Hunt’s biggest selection poser will be whether or not to keep the faith in Itumeleng Khune. The Chiefs No 1 – although he wasn’t last season – was well below par against Sundowns and was to blame for the first goal. His rival Daniel Akpeyi was part of the reason why the club were so close to winning the title but under Hunt has been demoted to No 2.
A tricky encounter against Chippa awaits … and all this before the MTN8 semi-final that brings fans the first Soweto Derby of the season.
Suggested bet: First half draw at 1.90