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PSL REVIEW: HUNT’S CHIEFS STRUGGLE, AMAZULU SOARING

Lebogang Manyama scored late to earn his side a point against Maritzburg United while Benni McCarthy’s Amazulu made it three in a row.

While Chiefs might’ve bossed possession stakes at the Harry Gwala Stadium, they were behind for the majority of the encounter against the Team of Choice.

Thabiso Kutumela’s early strike looked like it was going to result in Amakhosi’s seventh league defeat until Manyama saved their blushes.

“The first-half I think we gave the ball away simply, especially on our left-hand side, you don’t expect it at this level, so we gotta be better,” Hunt told SuperSport TV.

“And then the turnover comes and they are at you, we were playing opposite to the ball, in terms of the ball coming forward and we were going at it. It gets behind you and then it’s a chase, they got the goal, they got the lifeline, I thought we played well the first ten minutes, we played okay.

“We played through the lines a little better, we have to try play football, our team can’t play if it doesn’t go direct you know, with the team that we have.

“Second-half, obviously changed it, obviously we were a totally different side, okay they hit the crossbar to be fair but I mean, Nazeer Allie, he did it for me for three years, I’ve never seen a guy clear the ball off the line like that.”

Chiefs are now 11th and just six points above the playoff spot occupied by Maritzburg.

One team that does have a lot of momentum is Amazulu. The team have responded in spades to Benni McCarthy’s instructions and have won three in a row after they edged Chippa United by a lone goal.

The win means Usuthu are now just four points behind Golden Arrows in second place with a logjam developing in the pack looking to bag continental spots for next season.

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