After beating Wydad Casablanca 1-0 on Saturday to keep their CAF Champions League hopes alive, Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Gavin Hunt says it was a well deserved victory for his team.
Chiefs picked up the win despite having to play more than half of the match with ten men, and the last few minutes with just nine, after Daniel Akpeyi’s sending off in the first half, while Samir Nurkovic got sent off in the last minute of regulation time.
Hunt was happy with the performance, and feels his team deserved the win.
Whether or not Chiefs will qualify for the last eight depends on their final group game, when they play Horoya next week in Guinea. Both teams are on 8 points.
“I thought it was a very dominant performance, obviously well deserved,” Hunt said in the post match press conference.
“In the first, when it was even, we really had some good opportunities, but didn’t take them.”
“I thought we going to struggle as the game goes, but obviously the goal got scored, and then we did what we had to do the last ten minutes or so.”
“But I thought it was a really well deserved victory, you know, I thought we deserved it.”
Hunt was full of praise for his captain on the day, Bernard Parker, who scored the winning goal.
“Bernard Parker has been outstanding. Since I put him back in the midfield for the last four-five games, he’s been outstanding.”
“Again tonight, I thought he was really good. Sometimes in football, it happened to me as a player, you’ve got to re-invent yourself, we’ve got to re-invent him for the situation he is in. You’ve got re-invent players sometimes, playing them in different positions.”
“It gives you a new lease on life, a new understanding, and the work on the training ground is showing, and he’s been really good for us in that position, with out situation